The sluggish recovery lingers, and the new standard for most commercial real estate investments is lower returns. Still, compared to stocks, bonds or cash, commercial real estate remains an attractive investment. RERC’s latest survey reports that ,on a scale of 1 to 10 (with 10 being the highest), commercial real estate scored a 6.7, the […]
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The Current Conditions component of the Index of Consumer Sentiment is one of the better indicators of consumer spending. It is suggesting that consumers feel wealthier and better off in general today than they have in many years…If they begin to increase their spending more rapidly, it will boost the entire US and global economy.
One of the most important influences on the US economy’s performance in 2013 and beyond is the expected shift in the housing sector from a drag on economic activity to a source of stimulus. Over the past several months there has been a growing body of evidence that housing is reviving. The three major measures […]
As we approach the end of another year, the U.S. economy continues its measured recovery. Gross Domestic Product grew at a 2.5% annual rate in third quarter 2011, bolstered by consumer spending, investment and exports, and a 1.1% year-over-year increase in non-farm payrolls that resulted in a net gain of roughly 1.5 million new jobs. […]
We keep hearing that the economic recovery is driven more by exports and manufacturing than consumers but retail property markets are starting to look more interesting and, in some cases, more active too. Retailer demand is still cautious but now reportedly increasing for example, while retail investment in Europe is up 48% this year compared […]