According to the Mortgage Bankers Association, the following firms were the top commercial and multifamily mortgage originators in the U.S. during 2017:
The level of commercial and multifamily mortgage debt outstanding in the U.S. at the end of 2017 was $3.18 trillion, $200.3 billion higher than at the end of 2016, or an increase of 6.7 percent.
Investment in the U.S. data center sector reached record levels in 2017. Total investment in 2017 totaled more than $20 billion (inclusive of all single asset, portfolio and entity-level/M&A transactions), surpassing the volume for the three previous years combined.
According to CBRE's newly released Global Investor Intentions Survey 2018, commercial real estate investors worldwide are planning more acquisitions in 2018 compared to last year, with industrial and logistics the most targeted asset class.
According to CBRE, while commercial real estate investors generally take a positive view on co-working, maintaining a balance of traditional and co-working space in a building is critical when it comes to creating long-term capital value.
According to the Mortgage Bankers Association's Commercial & Multifamily Delinquency Report, delinquency rates for commercial and multifamily mortgage loans were relatively flat in the fourth quarter of 2017.
A prolonged period of U.S. economic growth, as well as tax cuts and favorable regulatory changes, means that commercial real estate investors are more positive going into 2018 than they were at the start of last year.
According to global real estate advisor CBRE, the impact on U.S. commercial real estate investment activity from the recent rise in the 10-year Treasury will be minimal in the short-term.
According to the American Institute of Architects, 2018 started on a strong note for architecture firms, as the Architecture Billings Index (ABI) saw its highest January score since 2007.
According to global property advisor CBRE, the recent rise in inflation and higher interest rates is expected to put upward pressure on U.S. capitalization rates in 2018.
The U.S. office market's nationwide December 2017 vacancy rate of 11.5 percent was the lowest reported in 10 years.
According to global real estate consultant JLL, property investors worldwide continued to demonstrate their confidence in global real estate markets throughout 2017, with investment in the final quarter hitting its highest level in three years.
According to American Institute of Architects, despite labor shortages and rising material costs that continue to impact the construction sector, construction spending for nonresidential buildings in the U.S. is projected to increase 4% this year and continue at that pace of growth through 2019.
According to CBRE's 2018 U.S. Real Estate Market Outlook, despite record-setting wholesale absorption levels for three consecutive years, ever-increasing data consumption and the rapid evolution of technology will fuel strong demand for data center space in 2018.
According to global real estate consultant CBRE, the enactment of comprehensive tax reform in the U.S. contributed to strong investor sentiment and a favorable commercial real estate lending environment at the end of 2017.
According to CBRE's recently released 2018 U.S. Real Estate Market Outlook, the aging U.S. population will be a significant tailwind for medical-office demand in the years ahead.
Improved U.S. office market fundamentals should continue, downtown markets will receive a disproportionate amount of new supply.
According to a new report by Freddie Mac, the U.S. multifamily market will see continued strength in 2018, largely mirroring last year's performance.