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HFF Research Update for January 20: Independent's Day

Friday, January 20, 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. As inauguration ceremonies conclude in Washington, D.C., President Trump begins his real campaign, carrying forward efforts to galvanize the country’s sense of self-determination. Meanwhile, the fixed income markets are providing investors with a similar sentiment. As indicated by public fixed income markets, the recent rise in debt WACC has cooled dramatically. Though the 10-year UST remains elevated, compressing corporate bond... [Read More]


HFF Research Update for December 7, 2016: Blood in the Water

Wednesday, December 07, 2016
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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. In October 1956, the people of Hungary revolted against a puppet government Soviet Russia had installed in Budapest. A small student demonstration escalated quickly into a broad and passionate uprising. Within two weeks, the Soviets had invaded Hungary with tank divisions, conducted targeted air strikes and shelled the city with heavy artillery bombardments. Such was the dramatic backdrop for... [Read More]


HFF Research Update for November 29, 2016: Bond Yields See Red

Tuesday, November 29, 2016
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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. Eighty years ago, Time publisher Henry Luce purchased Life magazine. Intending to switch the periodical from an illustrated news weekly to a pure-play photo essay, Luce took an extraordinary risk with an already successful model. Amidst the Great Depression and only a few years prior to WWII, Life evolved quickly to an overwhelming success. Whether President-Elect Trump, his administration and a Republican-controlled Congress will be able to convert an existing model of success into an even more impressive outcome remains to be determined; but, the investing public has clearly wagered a change in tactics will not befall the domestic or global economy with a reversal in fortune. Late last week, the yield on... [Read More]


HFF Research Update for November 14, 2016: The Contract of Suspense

Monday, November 14, 2016
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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. In 1936, Alfred Hitchcock released the espionage thriller Sabotage. In the film, a young boy named Stevie carries a canister of film reels across London. Unbeknownst to Stevie, his canister actually contains a time bomb meant for a theater. The audience is painfully aware of Stevie’s plight of ignorance with the clock winding toward its last second. Suspense mounts... [Read More]


HFF Research Update for November 10, 2016: A Sense of Calm

Thursday, November 10, 2016
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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. In the first full business day following Donald Trump's election to the Presidency, the mood in Qatar reflects a calm temperance. In fact, to a handful of them, there is little surprise, as they invoke the strength of the Leave campaign in June to the surprise of the urban realms within the U.K. The sense of calm is palpable, with little scurry or scramble to cover currency and interest rate positions in the wake of the election – at least within the investor community we met with. It would appear the perception of the United States as a "store of value" remains unscathed. Neither cautious nor excited, the investors we met with today represented a wide range... [Read More]


HFF Research Update For November 9, 2016: Trump Card

Wednesday, November 09, 2016
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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. With the election of Donald Trump to the Presidency, investment markets have moved in diverging manners. While DJI futures dipped as low as 855 points and the yield on the 10-year UST fell by 14 basis points, both have since recovered with the DJI approaching a 100 point increase and the 10-year UST now at about 11 basis points higher than at... [Read More]




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