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Silicon Valley's Office, R&D Markets Off to Slow Start in 2019

Silicon Valley's Office, R&D Markets Off to Slow Start in 2019

According to Cushman & Wakefield's latest Silicon Valley's Office and R&D sector report, Silicon Valley's tech space is off to a sluggish start in 2019, after having combined for a robust 2.85 million square feet (msf) of occupancy growth in 2018 -- largely stemming from the office sector. Read More »


Foreign Investment in U.S. Industrial Properties Spiked 152 Percent in 2018

Foreign Investment in U.S. Industrial Properties Spiked 152 Percent in 2018

Foreign property investors made $14.4 billion worth of U.S. industrial real estate acquisitions in 2018, up a whopping 152% year-over-year due to several large entity-level deals and 29% above the average volume since 2015. Read More »

U.S. Architecture Billings Index Slips in March

U.S. Architecture Billings Index Slips in March

According to a new data released this week today from The American Institute of Architects (AIA), following consistently increasing demand for design services for over two years, the Architecture Billings Index (ABI) dipped into negative territory in March 2019. Read More »

Record $573.9 Billion of U.S. Commercial, Multifamily Mortgage Originations Made in 2018

Record $573.9 Billion of U.S. Commercial, Multifamily Mortgage Originations Made in 2018

Mortgage bankers in the U.S. closed a record $573.9 billion in commercial, multifamily loans in 2018. Read More »


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Harbor Place at Safety Harbor, The Jewel of Tampa Bay

Harbor Place at Safety Harbor, The Jewel of Tampa Bay

The town of Safety Harbor is a secret little hideaway known as the Jewel of Tampa Bay. Safety Harbor is neighbored by the major city of Clearwater, Florida. Read More »

Last Updated April 23, 2019 9:02 AM ET

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According to new research from CBRE, the average age of U.S. adults at their first marriages has risen to historical highs.

According to new research prepared by the Mortgage Bankers Association, the following firms were the top commercial/multifamily mortgage originators in 2018:

This past week New York City's new $25 billion Hudson Yards mixed-use megaproject officially opened to the public, marking a historic moment in the City of New York.

According to the Mortgage Bankers Association's latest Commercial and Multifamily Mortgage Debt Outstanding quarterly report for 2018, the level of commercial and multifamily mortgage debt outstanding in the U.S. at the end of 2018 was $216 billion (6.8 percent) higher than at the end of 2017.

According to the Mortgage Bankers Association's latest Commercial/Multifamily Delinquency Report, commercial and multifamily mortgage delinquencies in the U.S. remained at a low rate in the final three months of 2018.

Based on results from the National Association of Homebuilder's latest Multifamily Market Survey, confidence in the market for new multifamily housing weakened slightly in the fourth quarter of 2018.

Despite nearly 1 billion square feet of new inventory delivered in the past three years, there was no slowing down the U.S. industrial market in the fourth quarter of 2018.

On the heels of Amazon's surprise announcement to cancel its plan to build a new headquarters facility in New York's Long Island City due to Democratic political opposition, both the local real estate market and the Governor's office were stunned.

According to the Mortgage Bankers Association's newly released its year-end ranking of commercial and multifamily mortgage servicers' volumes (as of December 31, 2018); Wells Fargo leads the national rankings, again.

Steady U.S. commercial real estate markets, along with equity and debt availability, are expected to keep commercial and multifamily mortgage originations roughly on par with the volumes seen the last two years.

Despite rising global uncertainty impacting Q4 investment, 2018 was the best year since 2007 for global commercial real estate markets, with volumes hitting $733 billion.

According to CBRE, commercial lending activity in the U.S. was strong in the final quarter of 2018, despite recent equity market volatility.

Global real estate consultant CBRE is reporting this week that retail real estate left behind by the retail industry's digital evolution can find new life as warehouses and e-commerce distribution centers.

According to JLL's latest research, Flexing Their Muscles: Markets to Watch in 2019, the U.S. office market is poised to take on significantly more office flex space in the coming year.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average finished 2018 down 3.5% and lost 13% of its value between October 2018 and December 2018 alone -- its worst annual performance since 2008. The downturn rippled through world equity markets.

According to CBRE, the availability rate for U.S. industrial real estate declined by 8 basis points (bps) in the fourth quarter of 2018, while demand for warehouses exceeded the delivery of newly constructed supply by roughly 6 million square feet.

Commercial and multifamily mortgage originators in the U.S. expect 2019 to be another strong year in lending activity.

Commercial/Multifamily DataBook, as researched by Jamie Woodwell, MBA's Vice President of Commercial Real Estate Research; the overall U.S. economic strength in the first three quarters of 2018 has further tightened the job market.


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