Category: Economy

Ernst & Young’s Mark Grinnis Discusses the Potential Impact of Rising Interest Rates

May 15, 2017 - Economy - 0 Comments - Standard

Global Real Estate Investment Funds Leader with Ernst & Young Mark Grinis  joins The Commercial Real Estate Show to discuss E&Y’s Global Market Outlook, including the impact that rising interest rates might have on commercial real estate. Some highlights include: At inauguration markets moved, including an increase in 10 year rates, but this has dropped […]

Ernst & Young’s Mark Grinnis Discusses the Trump Effect on Real Estate

May 10, 2017 - Economy - 0 Comments - Standard

Global Real Estate Investment Funds Leader with Ernst & Young Mark Grinis  joins The Commercial Real Estate Show to discuss E&Y’s Global Market Outlook, in particular the potential effect of a Donald Trump Presidency. Highlights include: Thinks there will be a lot of resistance to significant tax custs Believes there will be some tax cuts, […]

Video: Lisa Pendegrast of CRE Finance Council Discusses Recent Market Outlook Survey

Mar 31, 2017 - Economy - 0 Comments - Standard

Lisa Pendergast, Executive Director with the Commercial Real Estate Finance Council, joins The Commercial Real Estate Show to Michael to discuss this year’s survey. Highlights of the discussion include: Fed has been good about benchmarking where rates are headed. 80% of respondents expect 25 to 100 bp increase in interest rates Seeing better signs of […]

Having More than Halved Since 2009, Miami-Dade Unemployment Rate Extends Decline

Mar 29, 2017 - Economy - 0 Comments - Standard

The unemployment rate in the Florida county of Miami-Dade County continued its steady decline that began in late 2009. Since its peak in August of that year, the unemployment rate has more than halved from 12.4% to 5.1% at the end of 2016 (January 1, 2017). The extent of this improvement can be appreciated in the accompanying […]

Video: When buying a commercial property, when should should a title report be ordered?

Jan 14, 2017 - Economy - 0 Comments - Standard

Michael Bull, an Atlanta based commercial real estate broker and host of The Commercial Real Estate Show, opines on the question, “I’m buying a commercial property, when should I order a title report?”  His response is “right away,” explaining that otherwise you might spend money on other kinds of due diligence only to find out […]

Yield Curve Quarterly Snapshot – 2016 Q4

Jan 04, 2017 - Economy - 0 Comments - Standard

At the end of the 4th quarter of 2016, U.S. Treasury yields, on a nominal basis, were notably higher at every maturity, with increases for 5 years or longer of 50 or so basis points.  On a real basis, rates we also up across the board, albeit slightly less for maturities of 5 years or […]

Yield Curve Quarterly Snapshot – 2016 Q3

Oct 11, 2016 - Economy - 0 Comments - Standard

At the end of the 3rd quarter of 2016, U.S. Treasury yields, on a nominal basis, were essentially unchanged at the shortest and longest ends, moving up a tad,  as much as 20 basis points or so, for all maturities between.  On a real basis, for maturities of 5 years or more, yields at the […]

Yield Curve Quarterly Snapshot – 2016 Q2

Jul 11, 2016 - Economy - 0 Comments - Standard

At the end of the 2nd quarter of 2016, U.S. Treasury yields, on a nominal basis, were essentially unchanged at the shortest end, but eased up a touch as longer maturities are considered, with what appears to be a 25 or 30 basis point increase for all maturities 5 years or greater.  On a real […]