165 results for “U.S. Economy”
CRE N Illinois

For the first half of 2019, cap rates remained stable

| Matt Baker

Thanks to moderate growth, low inflation and falling long-term interest rates, cap rates for commercial real estate assets held steady in the first half of 2019. In Chicago, two sectors have a favorable outlook as they came in below the national average.

Industrial Midwest

As online grocery sales grow, cold-storage demand heats up

| Dan Rafter

The demand for new distribution centers across the country has been well-documented: Consumers increasingly want their gym shoes, video games and flat-screen TVs delivered in one or two days. But the growth of online grocery sales has boosted demand for another kind of warehouse, cold-storage. And that demand is only expected to rise, accor…

Industrial N Illinois

Five points of industrial analysis

| Matt Baker

Institutional investors, developers and users alike are drawn into the industrial vortex, an asset class outperforming all others as the economy continues to shift to on-demand everything. What’s in store for the remainder of 2019 and this development cycle?

Industrial N Illinois

The U.S. labor shortage: Is it real or economic semantics?

| Elise A. Couston, SIOR

The U.S. economy is benefitting from one of the longest economic expansions in history, with more than 118 months of sustained growth, extending the longest employment expansion on record. As a result, labor market conditions have tightened in recent years, with shortages of qualified workers reported among multiple trades and occupations.

CRE N Illinois

For cap rates, stability the driving force

| Matt Baker

During the second half of 2018, capitalization rates broadly remained stable, buoyed by a trio of macro factors—positive economic growth, abundant capital and a favorable supply/demand environment. This held true in the Chicago market, where only industrial saw a modest drop.

Industrial N Illinois

Industrial projections and prognostications

| Elise A. Couston, SIOR

To kick off the New Year, we thought it would be interesting to hear some “projections and prognostications” from several of the top developers who are most active in the marketplace. Here is what they all had to say about their thoughts for CRE in 2019.