Weekly News Roundup

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

CRE Trends: Property Prices Up, Cap Rates Down Across All Five Sectors

The US economy is looking good at the moment, with the commercial real estate market and labor market remaining strong, while consumer spending and consumer confidence is up and the low interest rate environment continues to encourage CRE investments. In a recent report, Ten-X Research outlined several commercial real estate trends the market has seen the first half of the year, particularly focusing on deal volume, cap rates and property prices. Check out how these trends are impacting the industry.

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How Can We Know if DC is Building Enough Housing?

DC could reach almost a million people in 30 years. What does that mean for the amount of housing DC needs? Or the amount you might pay to rent or buy a place to live? Current population forecasts still don't answer a few key questions that have to be answered to plan for the future.

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Fed Decision Means “More of the Same” for CRE Investors

The Federal Reserve voted 7-3 to keep interest rates at their current level at its September meeting, citing a steady unemployment rate and inflation that is still running below the 2.0 percent mark it has predicted.

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Commercial/Multifamily Debt Outstanding Reaches Record $2.9T

Commercial and multifamily mortgage debt outstanding increased by $39.9 billion in the second quarter as three of the four major investor groups increased their holdings, the Mortgage Bankers Association reported.

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