As 2015 gets underway, many investors are more optimistic than they have been in years. Economic growth has been increasing, job growth has been improving, and consumers have been given a boost as gasoline prices have dipped nationwide. Compared to the markets and financial systems in other developed countries, the U.S. economy looks generally healthy.
With respect to commercial real estate investment, interest rates are still low and fundamentals continue to improve. Volume and pricing have been increasing, especially for high-quality properties in the coastal markets, but we have also seen high values and prices in more secondary and tertiary markets.
This report gives commercial investors the information they need to make forward-looking changes to the way they approach today's market, focusing on:
- Economic outlook
- Capital markets
- Highlights and expectations for the five major property sector markets
- Collective analysis of the commercial investment environment