Our research methodology integrates historical and current economic, demographic and real estate factors which enables our Research Services department to develop comprehensive market forecast scenarios.

2017 U.S. Multifamily Investment Forecast Report

Apartment investments remain well positioned entering 2017, though several important macro-level dynamics have begun to shift course.  The November election set in motion a range of fiscal, monetary, regulatory and economic changes that will merit close investor attention.  Prospective modifications to tax laws, a rising interest rate environment and upward revisions to economic forecasts could all influence investor behavior, while rising apartment completions will also generate a dynamic landscape.  While the outlook points to another… Read More

Research Brief: Employment – January 2017

The employment market consistently signaled steady economic growth last year despite numerous unanticipated events that could have upended the expansion.  Additionally, the tightening labor market achieved accelerated wage growth as average wage growth jumped 2.9 percent since last December.

Special Report: Emerging Trends – Q4 2016

Unforeseen events tap the brakes of the investment market.  The unanticipated results of the presidential election sparked a shift in several macro-level dynamics that have begun to ripple through the commercial real estate market.

Market Research Report: New York City – Q4 2016

Job creation still supporting positive outlook; robust delivery schedule weighs on vacancy and rent growth.  New jobs are consistently being created in the New York City economy, even as the pace of hiring has slowed over the past year.  As a result, demand for local housing has remained high, particularly in the core areas of Manhattan and Brooklyn where mortgage payments are far above rental rates.  As a result, multifamily development has risen to a… Read More