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

Industrial Insider: NAIOP 2018 forecast

| Elise A. Couston, Senior Managing Director at Newmark Knight Frank

I recently attended the NAIOP Chicago chapter forecast breakfast that was headlined by Dr. Mark Eppli, Bell Chair in Real Estate at Marquette University. This is the seventh consecutive year that Dr. Eppli has presented to this audience.

CRE N Illinois

Chicago is one of three “cities to watch” in 2018

| Matt Baker

New research from TH Real Estate predicts that the up-and-down stock market that we’ve seen of late shouldn’t scare off real estate investors. In fact, they portend a growing economy and that real estate market conditions will remain solid, especially in three markets: Los Angeles, Chicago and New York.

CRE Midwest

Construction employment and wages are both rising

| Matt Baker

According to an analysis of new government data by the Associated General Contractors of America, rising pay rates enabled the construction industry to attract more workers, leading to a growth of 61,000 jobs to the workforce in February. Association officials cautioned that the Trump administration’s newly imposed steel and aluminum tariff…

Hospitality N Illinois

Hotel sector capitalizing on healthy demand

The hotel sector is seeing healthy demand via three major sources—corporate transient travel, group and conventions business and leisure travel. This demand is leading to fuller hotels, allowing operators to increase room rates, according to JLL’s Hotels Investment Outlook for the fourth quarter of 2017. This acceleration of operating funda…

Healthcare N Illinois

The trend in healthcare: smaller and more specialized

| Matt Baker

Healthcare is one of the strongest parts of the economy right now. According to the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis, it is the nation’s largest sector by number of employees, having just surpassed the retail trade. Lest one think that this is due to retail’s woes, healthcare has been on an unflinching increase for decades. The industry eve…

Healthcare N Illinois

Life sciences real estate is booming

| Matt Baker

Every industry is contending with technological disruptors, and the life sciences are no different. The commercial real estate industry is front and center in this disruption, according to CBRE analysis, and Chicago in particular is poised for growth.

CRE X Missouri

Meeting the challenges, embracing the opportunities in St. Louis

| Staff Writer

St. Louis has long served as a crossroads for American industry with traditional manufacturing driving its economy through many periods of growth. Now in the digital age this metropolitan region in the center of the nation’s heartland finds itself at its own crossroads: embracing a future powered by new tech‐focused industries while sheddin…

CRE N Illinois

Commercial real estate after Trump: What to expect?

| Staff Writer

Last month, with the election of Donald Trump as president, we entered uncharted waters, politically and economically. This historic event—perhaps unlike any other we’ve experienced as a country—has created a profound level of uncertainty and uneasiness. A clearer picture of what lies ahead may not emerge until we approach the first 100 day…

Retail N Illinois

As interest rates rise, commercial financing enters a new phase

| Dan Rafter

No one knows yet just what kind of president Donald Trump will be. But one immediate result of his election was a quick rise in interest rates. And that has already brought a change to way developers and investors are borrowing money to fund their commercial real estate developments and acquisitions.