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.
New York City's residential real estate market rounded out a year of healthy home sales activity with a record $50 billion in transactions completed in 2017.
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.
U.S. builder confidence in the single-family 55+ housing market remained strong in the fourth quarter of 2017 with a reading of 71, up 12 points from the previous quarter. This is the highest reading since the inception of the index in 2008.
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.
Improved U.S. office market fundamentals should continue, downtown markets will receive a disproportionate amount of new supply.
The National Association of Home Builders reported this past week their NAHB Remodeling Market Index posted a reading of 60 in the fourth quarter of 2017, up three points from the previous quarter and only the second time since 2001 the reading has reached 60.
According to a Zillow, U.S. homebuyers paid more than the asking price in nearly one quarter (24 percent) of U.S. home sales in 2017, netting sellers an additional $7,000 each. Five years ago, 17.8 percent of final sale prices were higher than the asking price.
According to JLL, office space users preferred Midtown's Class A buildings by a wide margin, claiming 24 of the top 26 transactions in the submarket in 2017.
2017 was a year of large deals for Manhattan's office market for securing space larger than 100,000 square feet, including 11 transactions of greater than 250,000 square feet.
According to Zillow, the total value of all homes in the United States in early January 2018 is now $31.8 trillion after gaining $2 trillion in 2017. The cumulative value of the U.S. housing market grew at its fastest annual pace.
The combined level of commercial and multifamily mortgage debt outstanding increased by $45.4 billion, or 1.5%, to $3.11 trillion in the third quarter of 2017.
According to Zillow, rising U.S. housing rents are eating up an increasingly large share of American incomes, costing the typical renter $2,000 per year.
San Francisco, which has been the nation's least affordable housing market for nearly five years, was supplanted by Los Angeles in the third quarter of 2017.
According to global property advisor CBRE, Middle Eastern investment in global commercial real estate reached $10.1 billion in the 12 months leading up to Q2 2017, with the United States the top country target.
According to CBRE, commercial real estate lending markets remained on the upswing in Q3 2017 with rising equity prices, limited volatility and tightening spreads.
The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) projects commercial and multifamily mortgage originations in the U.S. will increase in 2017, ending the year at $515 billion, up 5 percent from the 2016 volumes.