Consumer spending growth normalizes in August. Retail sales from the U.S. Census provides a glimpse into the pace of an economic expansion without additional support from the legis-lative branch. Much of the stimulus provided by the CARES Act culminated at the end of July and executive action to extend un-employment benefits did not take effect until late August or early September. Even without broad federal support, retail sales still increased 0.6 percent last month to… Read More
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Employment growth continues, but pace slowing. Employers added 1.4 million jobs in August, the lowest total of the past four months. The collective gains made over that period have restored nearly half of the 22.2 million roles that were lost in March and April. The job recovery will likely continue but the speed of im-provement will largely depend on the timing, size and scope of the next Congressional stimulus package.
Pandemic alters housing choices. After being sequestered for months, with many people working from home and doing their shopping and schooling online, households are reevaluating their current accommodations. Larger residences with spaces appro-priate for home offices and online learning that also have outdoor space to enhance social distancing are gaining favor. The ability to work remotely has diminished the value of a short commute in the home-search equation, making lower-cost suburban locations more favorable. This… Read More
Consumers unfazed by pandemic. Shoppers drove overall retail sales up 1.2 percent in July to a new record. However, evaporating stimulus could temper or even reverse growth in August. Ex-cluding auto and parts sales, which recorded an unexpected 4.7 percent dip month over month, retail sales advanced 1.9 percent. Despite the rise in sales, retail vacancy ticked up 20 basis points in the second quarter and further erosion is anticipated after thousands of stores announced… Read More
Partial lockdowns moderate hiring in July. The labor market continued to improve last month with the addition of 1.8 million jobs, below June’s gain of 4.8 million personnel. Business closures stemming from a rise in new COVID -19 cases in some parts of the country are slowing the pace of recovery. Total employment remains 12.8 million positions short of the February level and closing that gap will take time as more temporary layoffs become permanent… Read More
Yahoo! Finance Features Marcus & Millichap’s President and CEO Hessam Nadji Investment Opportunities In This Market Cycle Unfolding impact of pandemic on urban vs. suburban areas Why urban residential and office space trends vary Positive indicators in owner/tenant partnerships Why a long-term outlook is key to winning investments
TD Ameritrade Features Marcus & Millichap’s President and CEO Hessam Nadji Keys To Risks and Opportunities Short-term market impact vs. long-term opportunities Trends by property type creating a wide range of options How Marcus & Millichap has positioned itself defensively and offensively Markets to watch during upcoming… Read More
CNBC Features Marcus & Millichap’s President and CEO Hessam Nadji Migratory Patterns in the Age of Coronavirus Factors behind suburban movement beyond the pandemic Office space strategies Outlook on suburban vs. urban real estate Trends impacting commercial real estate investments
Yahoo! Finance Features Marcus & Millichap’s President and CEO Hessam Nadji COVID-19 and the Future of Commercial Real Estate Marcus & Millichap’s strategy/response to market disruption Structural vs. temporary changes to office/work models Mitigating the domino effect of rent nonpayment Finding opportunities within the market disruption
Fox Business features Marcus & Millichap’s President and CEO Hessam Nadji A Turning Point for Commercial Real Estate? Views on real estate pricing in the short- to mid-term Is the government response enough to support distressed real estate sectors? Does remote work… Read More