Situs Real Estate Research Corporation

  • Past Storms Offer Clues About Impact on CRE

    It is too early to make definitive conclusions about Harvey and Irma's impact on CRE valuations, but it is reasonable to expect CRE investment conditions to return to normalcy in the long term, argues Situs RERC President Ken Riggs.

    National 20 September 2017 14:41
  • Investors Brace for the Future: Dissecting Returns

    With the peak of the CRE cycle on its way, investors' expectations for total returns will likely not be met, argues Situs RERC President Ken Riggs. But not to fear: Solid fundamentals should keep the income component of returns stable.

    National 21 June 2017 15:41
  • CRE Returns Tapping on the Brakes in 2017

    By Ken Riggs, President, Situs RERC: Despite an expected drop in average total returns, CRE remains favorable to other investment alternatives.

    National 15 March 2017 14:42
  • Surprise, Surprise: 2017 Ushers in a New Era

    By Ken Riggs, President, Situs RERC: With a new administration set to take over next month, what is ahead for commercial real estate investment in 2017?

    National 22 December 2016 21:15
  • Politics & CRE Sales (Déjà Vu)

    By Kenneth P. Riggs Jr., Chairman & President, Real Estate Research Corp.: The failure of Congress and the administration to reach a budget agreement before Oct. 1, the possibility that the debt ceiling will not be raised before the nation is unable to pay its obligations, and the huge swings in the stock and bond markets are all too familiar.

    National 16 October 2013 18:46
  • Interest Rate Risk to Increase as Fed Weans Economy Off QE3

    By Kenneth P. Riggs Jr., Chairman & President, Real Estate Research Corp.: Whether it is the leaking of the agenda for the annual Jackson Hole symposium sponsored by the Federal Reserve, or the recent opinions offered by the individual members of the Board of Governors, or even the newly released economic indicators on unemployment and inflation, all eyes and ears seem to be focused on any hint from the Fed about when tapering will begin.

    National 21 August 2013 19:51
  • The Risk of It All

    By Kenneth P. Riggs Jr., Chairman & President, Real Estate Research Corp.: When the financial crisis began, most investors agreed that the economy needed the various stimulus programs initiated by the administration and the easy money policies provided by the Federal Reserve. However, a quick look at the debt clock shows us that several years later we are stuck with a $16.8 trillion national debt and a Fed balance sheet of $3.1 trillion, while job and economic growth remain tepid.

    National 19 June 2013 18:31

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