Thursday, August 15, 2013

Midyear Surge: CoStar Repeat-Sale Index Shows Strong Growth in CRE Pricing




National Commercial Real Estate News From CoStar Group





Midyear Surge: CoStar Repeat-Sale Index Shows Strong Growth in CRE Pricing



Pricing for "average" commercial properties outperformed institutional-grade assets while price gains in secondary U.S. markets eclipsed the top markets as buyers of commercial real estate increasingly expanded investment activity outside the handful of prime markets and core properties during the second quarter, according to the midyear CoStar Commercial Repeat Sale Indices (CCRSI) release.

The gains in the CCRSI's repeat sale index are an inversion...









Net Lease Portfolio Shake-Up Triggers $2.3 Billion American Realty Capital Buy



American Realty Capital (ARC) sponsored REITs capped an especially busy week by announcing more than $2.5 billion in commercial real estate acquisitions and a pipeline of another $1.1 billion in deals expected to close this year.

The source for the bulk of properties involved in the deals is a major portfolio restructuring underway by Chicago-based REIT, Inland American Real Estate Trust, which is the seller of $2.3 billion of the properties ARC...









Certain U.S. Retail Markets Shine Brighter Than Others In Slow-but-Steady Recovery



The "happy rainbow" of year-over-over demand growth for U.S. retail space continued to spread across the country at midyear, with shopping center landlords just now beginning to capitalize on accelerating population, employment and housing trends, almost no new retail property construction, and consumers returning to shop in stores once more.

Overall demand for shopping space is gathering momentum as shown by the three-quarter trailing average...






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