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10/4/14: Tracking Trends in Commercial Real Estate and the Broader Economy

10/4/14: Tracking Trends in Commercial Real Estate and the Broader Economy

Commercial real estate can be a leading indicator of broader economic trends…especially employment, which is very important to real estate investors.  Because when businesses are optimistic, they lease space to house more people and accommodate growth. Likewise, when businesses are pessimistic, they don’t add space, renew leases or accept rental increases (important if you’re the …

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8/7/11: August and the Economy Part 1 – Macro Market Perspectives from Two Mega Players

8/7/11: August and the Economy Part 1 – Macro Market Perspectives from Two Mega Players

The aftermath of the debt ceiling vote and the subsequent S&P downgrade just adds to the drama surrounding the U.S. economy. When you add the European debt crisis, talk of a QE3 on the heels of QE2, plus gold prices hitting record highs – it’s certain August 2011 will be remembered as a time when …

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