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Headlines for Reality: Allocations to CRE Are Not Halving – They Remain at All-Time Highs

Thursday, September 21, 2017
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For a few quarters running, several news outlets have reported precipitous declines in pension allocations to real estate fund managers. While succeeding in generating attention for their reporting, none of these articles reflect reality – the challenge facing institutional investors is placing enough capital into commercial real estate (Figure 1). Source: Cornell University CalPERS is the largest public pension plan in the United States outside the federal government. Citing statistics from an advisory concern, one outlet recently reported a 50 percent decline in the pension’s allocations to CRE. Contrary to... [Read More]


HFF Analysis of the July 2017 BLS Employment Report

Friday, August 04, 2017
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HFF is pleased to report on the latest employment expansion statistics from July 2017. Our research team analyzes trends and data to give readers a better view into the current state of the economy and how employment is being affected. Employment Expansion U.S. job growth continued and even picked up slightly in July as nonfarm payrolls rose a higher than expected 209,000-plus and job gains in the prior two months were revised positively. In other words, labor conditions are better than previously thought and improving. Health Care, Leisure and... [Read More]


Pro Football Hall of Fame Financing Opportunity

Wednesday, August 02, 2017
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Holliday Fenoglio Fowler, L.P. (HFF), on behalf of the developer, is working to secure senior and subordinate construction financing for the development of the Johnson Controls Hall of Fame Village, a three-phase, approximately $750 million redevelopment of the Pro Football Hall of Fame (“PFHOF”) in Canton, Ohio. The construction financing request is to assist in the capitalization of eight components, which will sit on 120 acres surrounding the current Pro Football Hall of Fame Museum. For more than... [Read More]


Mid-Year 2017 Industrial Capital Markets Review

Thursday, July 27, 2017
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Real Estate Indicators from Senior Managing Director Jose Cruz in HFF's New Jersey office. From an equity markets perspective, demand for industrial product continues to be strong with institutions and private funds that are underweight in northeast industrial properties. The reason we are not seeing more activity is because there has been – and continues to be – a lack of quality offerings in the most sought after markets from the Meadowlands down along the Interstate 95/Turnpike Corridor to Exits 8A/7A. As owners who are hesitant to part ways with... [Read More]


The Coworking Revolution: What It Means for Today’s CRE Investor

Tuesday, July 25, 2017
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The concept of coworking is no longer a new phenomenon. Now, more than ever, the evolution of communal office space represents a significant part of the office investment conversation. With a valuation currently exceeding $21 billion, WeWork has become one of the world’s fastest and most innovative companies, captivating private and institutional investors alike. In addition to several other coworking providers now entering the space, the industry is faced with a tidal shift in the manner tenants, landlords and investors each approach office space. HFF... [Read More]


HFF Research Update for July 14: Junior

Friday, July 14, 2017
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Weekly insights on current research in the commercial real estate industry from HFF Managing Director of Research Jimmy Hinton. View Daily Rates on the HFF website. Both the ECB and FOMC are posturing for quantitative tightening. In the turbulent wake, sovereign bonds are experiencing difficulty with their compass. When accounting for smaller day-to-day movements up and down, yields on the 10-year UST have moved more than 45 basis points in the last two weeks and currently hover about 2.3 percent. Meanwhile, corporate bonds around the... [Read More]


MSA Employment Report for the Year Ending May 2017

Monday, June 26, 2017
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HFF is pleased to report on MSA Employment for the year ending May 2017. Our research team analyzes trends and data to give readers a better view into the current state of the economy and how employment is being affected. Growth Rankings New York and Dallas were the only MSAs to create more than 100,000 jobs. Only the top five MSAs were able to create more than 50,000 jobs. Employment in HFF markets grew by 1.84 percent in the 12 months ending May 2017 and, having added 1,050,600 jobs on the year, accounted... [Read More]


Chinese Investment in U.S. Hotels Continues to Grow

Wednesday, May 17, 2017
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Daniel C. Peek, HFF senior managing director and head of HFF’s hotel group, will be speaking at the 2017 Beijing Global Private Equities Forum, which is being held May 19 and 20 in Beijing, China. The purpose of the event is to bring together Chinese wealth managers, family offices and institutional investors as well as developers, fund managers and professionals from global real estate markets. Mr. Peek will participate on the panel on "Chinese Hotel Investments in the U.S. and Europe: Understanding Tourism and Business Trends” along... [Read More]


HFF Analysis of the April 2017 BLS Employment Report

Friday, May 05, 2017
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HFF is pleased to report on the latest employment expansion statistics from April 2017. Our research team analyzes trends and data to give readers a better view into the current state of the economy and how employment is being affected. Employment Expansion U.S. job growth picked up again in April as nonfarm payrolls rose 211,000 and wages rose 2.5 percent. The unemployment rate fell to 4.4 percent, the lowest level in nearly a decade, providing reassurance the economy is strengthening. Payroll creation has averaged 200,000 since October 2010, marking... [Read More]


MSA Employment Report for the Year Ending March 2017

Monday, May 01, 2017
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HFF is pleased to report on MSA Employment for the year ending March 2017. Our research team analyzes trends and data to give readers a better view into the current state of the economy and how employment is being affected. Growth Rankings New York and Dallas were the only two MSAs able to create more than 100,000 jobs. Only the top six MSAs were able to create more than 60,000 jobs. Employment in HFF markets grew by 1.95 percent in the 12 months ending March 2017 and, having added 1,100,800 jobs on the... [Read More]




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