ULI Real Estate Business Barometer — April 2013

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Total commercial property transactions jumped after last month’s drop; multifamily transactions vaulted even as all other sectors declined. Buyer appetite showed overall strength with prices at or near postrecession highs, CMBS issuance close to recent monthly highs, and cap rates remaining low and stable. Permits and starts of all types of housing continue to climb. Prices of new single-family homes are just shy of all-time highs and condominium price increases were strong. The stall in employment growth and decline in unemployment raise many questions….
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ULI Real Estate Business Barometer — March 2013

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Industrial and retail property sectors gathered steam as absorption vaulted; retail rents reversed their 4.5-year slide. Commercial property transactions settled down following an impressive end-of-year spike, but buyer appetite otherwise showed strength: prices are at, and CMBS issuance is near, post-recession highs. Apartment rents reached an all-time high. Distress sales continue to drag down existing home prices, but foreclosures are now at 6-year lows….
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ULI Real Estate Business Barometer — February 2013

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Buyer appetite for commercial property softened a bit, with prices just off their nearly four-year high. Cap rates fluctuated above recent lows and transaction volumes were down, although they remain above their long-term monthly average. The upward trajectory of permits and starts of all types of housing continues unabated, and prices for new single-family homes have returned to their peak. Economic indicators continue to reflect sustained moderate growth. …
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ULI Real Estate Business Barometer — January 2013

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Buyer appetite for commercial property softened a bit, with prices just off their nearly four-year high. Cap rates fluctuated above recent lows and transaction volumes were down, although they remain above their long-term monthly average. The upward trajectory of permits and starts of all types of housing continues unabated, and prices for new single-family homes have returned to their peak. Economic indicators continue to reflect sustained moderate growth. …
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ULI Real Estate Business Barometer — December 2012

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Apartment fundamentals are shining even brighter as low vacancy rates drop further and rents continue hitting new highs; completions are at a three-year high. Buyer appetite for commercial property continues unabated as prices closed in on four-year highs, cap rate compression continued, and transaction volume remained above the long-term monthly average. Economic indicators pointed to sustained moderate growth except retail sales; sales slowed even as retail employment soared. …
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Emerging Trends in Real Estate® 2013 Asia Pacific

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Real estate investor sentiment in the Asia Pacific property sector remains relatively positive, despite continuing global economic uncertainty, according to Emerging Trends in Real Estate® Asia Pacific 2013, a real estate forecast jointly published by the Urban Land Institute (ULI) and PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC)….
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Emerging Trends in Real Estate 2013

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The real estate recovery will continue in 2013 as modest gains in leasing, rents, and pricing will extend across U.S. markets and improve prospects for all property sectors, according to the Emerging Trends in Real Estate 2013 report from ULI, which named San Francisco as the top market to watch in three categories….
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