Weekly News Roundup

Stay up-to-date on the latest news stories and trends that popped up during the past week.

State of the Apartment Market: Q2 2016

Based on most key indicators, the second quarter of 2016 was a strong for the multifamily sector. But after 2015’s record-breaking rent growth and investment results, even a very good quarter can appear to be a slowdown.

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Ten-X: 'Steady Yet Slowing' CRE Pricing Growth

Commercial valuations increased by 0.8 percent in September, reported Ten-X, Irvine, Calif. The firm combined its transaction data with Google Trends data and investor surveys to forecast pricing trends in real time. It found slowing pricing growth across the five commercial real estate sectors, driven largely by declines in the hotel and retail sectors.

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Yardi Matrix: Multifamily Appreciation--Like Rents--Could Flatten

Like multifamily rents, the capital markets have cooled, reported Yardi Matrix, Scottsdale, Ariz. This cooling could be a signal that capital indicators will slow or flatten rather than turn negative, the company's Fall Multifamily Outlook said.

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Incumbency Bodes Well for the Real Estate Market

The presidential election season can be a difficult time for the commercial real estate market. Uncertainty about the future financial and regulatory climate often leaves investors, developers and owners waiting on the sidelines for the outcome of the election. As the 2016 presidential election approaches, we began to wonder whether there is a predictable trend in the commercial real estate market’s reaction to presidential elections.

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