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Economist’s View: How Long Can This Go On?
By Dr. Peter Linneman Peter Linneman, Chief Economist of NAI Global We continue to monitor the U.S. economic cycle, using both a wide variety of economic statistics as well as what we’ll call qualitative “canaries.” Taken as a whole, these analyses suggest we are in the bottom of the sixth inning, with
How Will Cap Rates Behave When Interest Rates Jump?
By Rick Gann, Chief Products Officer, Steadfast Cos.: This question, of course, is loaded heavily by the increasingly debatable assumption that interest rates indeed will rise in the near future. Yet for the sake of discussion, let us accept the premise that the Fed will soon engineer a modest uptick in, among other rates, the 10-year Treasury.
"Is distress in the real estate markets behind us?" was the main question on the minds of the respondents to the latest survey by the Urban Land Institute -- and the consensus seemed to be a cautious “yes.”National 29 March 2012 13:26