ULI Real Estate Consensus Forecast

A new Urban Land Institute survey of 39 leading real estate economists and analysts from across the United States reflects scaled-back expectations for growth in the nation’s economy, real estate capital markets, and commercial real estate fundamentals, but more robust projections for single-family housing than were made six months ago. The findings were released today in the institute’s semi-annual ULI Real Estate Consensus Forecast, prepared by the ULI Center for Capital Markets and Real Estate….
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ULI Real Estate Business Barometer — September 2012

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Apartment fundamentals are sizzling as rents and vacancy rates continued to improve; completions continued their U-shaped recovery, and absorption doubled. Commercial property transactions dropped sharply in all but the office sector, where transactions were just slightly off; prices barely changed, remaining at three-year highs. Economic indicators, at best, point to a pause in near-term optimism….
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ULI Real Estate Business Barometer– August 2012

ULI Real Estate Consensus Forecast

Buyer appetite for commercial property remains strong as indicated by continued low cap rates, rising transactions, and prices at three‐and‐a‐half‐year highs. Multifamily construction took a break from its recent momentum; single‐family construction
continued upward even as new home sales dropped dramatically. Existing housing prices are taking off, at least for now. But weak economic indicators continue to raise fears that any emerging strength can be easily knocked off course….
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