A Look Back at 2011

The year reached a high point in the heady days of summer, but flattened as the weather turned colder. Take a look back at the year in CPE's capital markets coverage.

‘Tis the Season: Year’s End Drives Hot Retail Pricing
The weather’s getting colder, but purses and wallets are getting warmer — and, in the retail space, retailers, landlords and investors are eager to capitalize on pent-up consumer demand. Published Dec. 7, 2011.

CRE Investment: It’s a “Good Time to Deploy Capital Today”
Some economic indicators haven’t been very encouraging of late, but a few reports see the capital available to U.S. companies as ripe for investment opportunities. Published Nov. 16, 2011.

Despite Hiccups, Global Markets Show Positive Moves
Despite the threat of default in Greece, a number of studies and reports have closely monitored the world economy from a capital perspective, and results have been mixed. But, on closer inspection, real estate investment has been surprisingly resilient. Published Nov. 2, 2011.

The Job Market Roller Coaster: Putting it in Context for CRE
The domestic employment figures have hit home the fact that economic recovery is less than a sure thing. But what does the roller coaster of job numbers mean for commercial real estate? Published Oct. 25, 2011.

The Rumblings of a Double-Dip Recession Against Positive CRE Performance
While the worries about a double-dip recession are valid, there are strong fundamentals within commercial real estate – especially in multi-family and some office markets – that may hold off disaster. Published Sept. 21, 2011.

Strong Fundamentals Keep CRE Experts Bullish on Investments
While the last few weeks have been rocky for financial markets, two industry experts feel the CRE space is still well-poised for growth in the remaining months of 2011. Published Aug. 17, 2011.