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  • Higher Consumer Spending Leads to Declining Retail Vacancies September 3, 2015
    The economy performed better than expected in the second quarter of this year. Recently revised data show that real gross domestic product (GDP) advanced at an annual rate of 3.7 percent, to $16.3 trillion, according to the Bureau of Economic Analysis’s (BEA) second estimate. Payroll employment continued rising, underpinning growing demand for commercial spaces. During […]
    George Ratiu, Director, Quantitative and Commercial Research
  • Raw Count of Home Sales (July 2015) September 1, 2015
    Existing-home sales increased 2 percent in July from one month prior while new home sales increased 5.4 percent. These headline figures are seasonally adjusted figures and are reported in the news. However, for everyday practitioners, simple raw counts of home sales are often more meaningful compared to the seasonally adjusted figures. The raw count determines […]
    Nadia Evangelou, Research Economist
  • New Faces in Commercial Real Estate September 1, 2015
    Recently commercial membership has seen demographic changes. New members joining commercial real estate contrast some characteristics of typical commercial membership. While commercial real estate is male dominated, we see this trend shifting when looking at those members with 2 years or less of experience in commercial real estate. Based on data from the 2015 Commercial […]
    Brandi Snowden, Research Survey Analyst