Weekend Reading for the Commercial Real Estate Industry - August 16th, 2019

Written by Brent Carnduff | August 16, 2019

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This week:

  • Inverted Yield Curve's Impact on CRE,
  • U.S. Office Vacancy Rates,
  • Multifamily's #1,
  • Virtual Restaurants,
  • Industrial Site Selection.

Does an Inverted Yield Curve Spell Doom for CRE? by Erika Morphy on Globe St.

Inverted Yield Curve

On Wednesday the yield curve inverted—that is, yields on two-year Treasury bonds were higher than those on the ten-year bonds—for a short period of time before the markets opened. What does it mean for commercial real estate?

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U.S Office Vacancy Lowest in 18 Years, Despite Lots of New Construction by Patricia Kirk on National Real Estate Investor

Office Vacancy

The U.S office market continued to experience accelerated growth in the second quarter, with 17.1 million sq. ft. absorbed, bringing the year-to-date total to 66.5 million sq. ft. Vacancy dropped to 12.2 percent nationally—the lowest level in 18 years.

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Multifamily Continues to Rule CRE by Erika Morphy on Globe St.

Multi-family

The multifamily sector showed the most robust growth amongst all CRE sectors—multifamily, office, industrial, retail and hotel—in the first quarter of 2019.

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The Rise of the Virtual Restaurant by Mike Isaac and David Yaffe-Bellany on The New York Times

Virtual Restaurant

Food delivery apps are reshaping the restaurant industry — and how we eat — by inspiring digital-only establishments that don’t need a dining room or waiters.

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A Guide to Choosing the Right Location for an Industrial Site by Erika Morphy on Globe St.

The process of choosing a location for a warehouse, fulfillment center or manufacturing site has gotten significantly more complex in recent years amid the rapid rise of e-commerce and strong competition for labor.

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