Category: Economy

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 […]

Yield Curve Quarterly Snapshot – 2016 Q1

Apr 20, 2016 - Economy - 0 Comments - Standard

At the end of the 1st quarter of 2016, U.S. Treasury yields, on a nominal basis, were essentially unchanged for maturities of one year or less, but around 30 basis points or so lower for virtually all maturities in excess of this.  On a real basis, yields were around 30 to 60 basis points lower […]

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen February 10th, 2016 Monetary Policy Report to Congress

Feb 10, 2016 - Economy - 0 Comments - Standard

On February 10th, 2016, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen testified (video) before the House Financial Services Committee on the central bank’s semi-annual Monetary Policy Report to Congress. Among other things, she told committee members that the economy and labor market continue to grow despite a recent slowdown. Some of the more contentious moments were during a heated exchange […]

Yield Curve Quarterly Snapshot – 2015 Q4

Jan 11, 2016 - Economy - 0 Comments - Standard

At the end of the 4th quarter of 2015, U.S. Treasury yields, on a nominal basis, were slightly higher in all maturities, ranging from around 10 basis points to about 40 basis points.  On a real basis, yields were only a touch higher, as the increase in nominal yields was offset by a slightly more […]

Yield Curve Quarterly Snapshot – 2015 Q3

Oct 20, 2015 - Economy - 0 Comments - Standard

At the end of the 3rd quarter of 2015, U.S. Treasury yields, on a nominal basis, were essentially unchanged in the shorter maturities versus the quarter prior, while yields for 5-year and longer maturities edged lower by about 25 basis points.  On a real basis, however, these rates were higher, reflecting a lower inflationary environment. […]

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen Semiannual Monetary Policy Report to the Congress on July 15, 2015

Jul 15, 2015 - Economy - 0 Comments - Standard

Chair Janet L. Yellen Semiannual Monetary Policy Report to the Congress Before the Committee on Financial Services, U.S. House of Representatives, Washington, D.C. July 15, 2015 Chairman Hensarling, Ranking Member Waters, and members of the Committee, I am pleased to present the Federal Reserve’s semiannual Monetary Policy Report to the Congress. In my remarks today, […]

Yield Curve Quarterly Snapshot – 2015 Q2

Jul 11, 2015 - Economy - 0 Comments - Standard

At the end of the 2nd quarter of 2015, U.S. Treasury yields, on a nominal basis, were largely unchanged in the shortest maturities versus the quarter prior, but higher as maturities lengthened, about 50 basis points higher on 30-year maturities, but only about 30 basis points higher on the more relevant (to commercial real estate) 10-year […]

Yield Curve Quarterly Snapshot – 2015 Q1

Apr 11, 2015 - Economy - 0 Comments - Standard

At the end of the 1st quarter of 2015, U.S. Treasury yields, on a nominal basis, were fairly unchanged in the shortest maturities, a touch higher in the 2-year maturity, and about 20 to 30 basis points higher for all maturities longer than 2 years.  On a real basis,  these yields dropped similarly, as the […]