Category Archives: Commercial

Commercial Capitalization Rates and 10-Year Treasuries

Had the opportunity to participate in a panel on industrial real estate this month at a national commercial conference. I was taken aback by a broker and fellow panel member that truly believed that rising interest rates would not result in a corresponding increase in capitalization rates. The panelist’s denial of a likely increase in …Read more

Another Top-10 List — Best States Tax Environments

Taxes or lack thereof can be a repellent or a magnate to businesses relocating or expanding across the country. As an economist, for example, I would have an issue residing where there was a state income tax. Taxes are not the only reason why firms stay, move or expand elsewhere. There are a plethora of …Read more

Total Commercial Property Returns — 10.24 Percent 12 Months Ending June 2016, 8.88 Percent Average Annual Return Since 2001

The National Council of Real Estate Investment Fiduciaries (NCREIF) is the trade association that basically consists of tax-exempt real estate typically held by pension funds. NCREIF generates several total property returns indices. This highly transparent dataset included 7,353 properties with an estimated market value of $505.3 billion as of the end of Q2 2016. These …Read more

Total Hotel Property Returns — 9.17 Percent 12 Months Ending June 2016, 6.86 Percent Average Annual Return Since 2001

The National Council of Real Estate Investment Fiduciaries (NCREIF) is the trade association that basically consists of tax-exempt real estate typically held by pension funds. NCREIF generates several total property returns indices. This highly transparent dataset included 7,353 properties with an estimated market value of $505.3 billion as of the end of Q2 2016. These …Read more

Total Apartment Property Returns — 9.40 Percent 12 Months Ending June 2016, 8.86 Percent Average Annual Return Since 2001

The National Council of Real Estate Investment Fiduciaries (NCREIF) is the trade association that basically consists of tax-exempt real estate typically held by pension funds. NCREIF generates several total property returns indices. This highly transparent dataset included 7,353 properties with an estimated market value of $505.3 billion as of the end of Q2 2016. These …Read more