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HFF Analysis of the November 2017 BLS Employment Report

Monday, December 11, 2017
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HFF is pleased to report on the latest employment expansion statistics from November 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 The U.S. added a higher than expected 228,000 jobs in November, and October figures were revised downward from 261,000 to 244,000. Payroll creation has averaged 197,035 since October 2010, marking the 86th month of consecutive growth. The period of monthly gains is about three years longer than the ... [Read More]


South Florida’s Hotels Are Open for Business after Hurricane Irma

Thursday, December 07, 2017
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Real Estate Indicators by HFF Director Alexandra Lalos in HFF's Miami office. It’s been three months since Hurricane Irma made landfall in the Florida Keys on September 10, and, with 99 percent of power restored to South Florida by September 19[1], hoteliers in South Florida have been busy with full houses of guests, aid workers, insurance adjusters, displaced residents and more and posting strong RevPAR numbers to prove it. South Florida’s hotels and restaurants are open for business. While the recurring images of streets-turned-to-rivers and cranes hanging from Brickell high rises... [Read More]


MSA Employment Report for the Year Ending October 2017

Wednesday, December 06, 2017
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HFF is pleased to report on MSA Employment for the year ending October 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 90,000 jobs – a year ago five were creating more than 75,000. The top five MSAs were able to create more than 50,000 jobs. Employment in HFF markets grew by 1.45 percent in the 12... [Read More]


Construction Lending in Today’s Changing Marketplace

Wednesday, November 08, 2017
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Real Estate Indicators by senior managing director Thomas R. Didio in HFF's New Jersey office. In the past, developers of commercial and residential multifamily projects would spend years getting projects through the state and local planning approvals and would have a number of lenders that would be willing to fund a significant portion of the construction and land cost to build to the project. The loan amount could be as much as 80 to 100 percent of the construction costs and land purchase price. There were not many new opportunities... [Read More]


HFF Analysis of the October 2017 BLS Employment Report

Friday, November 03, 2017
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HFF is pleased to report on the latest employment expansion statistics from October 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 The U.S. added 261,000 jobs in October, and September figures were revised upwards to a gain of 18,000 jobs after having previously estimated a decline by 33,000. Payroll creation has averaged 197,000 since October 2010, marking the 85th month of consecutive growth. The period of monthly... [Read More]


MSA Employment Report for the Year Ending September 2017

Thursday, October 26, 2017
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HFF is pleased to report on MSA Employment for the year ending September 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 Ranking Dallas and New York were the only MSAs to create more than 85,000 jobs. The top five MSAs were able to create more than 50,000 jobs. Employment in HFF markets grew by 1.33 percent in the 12 months ending September 2017 and, having added 762,900 jobs on the year, accounting for... [Read More]


HFF Analysis of the September 2017 BLS Employment Report

Tuesday, October 10, 2017
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HFF is pleased to report on the latest employment expansion statistics from September 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 The U.S. lost 33,000 jobs in September, the first negative monthly reading since 2010, which ended the longest stretch of job growth on record. The jobs picture was heavily distorted by Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma, and we expect to see payrolls revised upwards next month. While... [Read More]


MSA Employment Report for the Year Ending August 2017

Thursday, September 28, 2017
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HFF is pleased to report on MSA Employment for the year ending August 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 Ranking New York and Dallas were the only MSAs to create more than 95,000 jobs. The top nine MSAs were able to create more than 50,000 jobs. Employment in HFF markets grew by 1.76 percent in the 12 months ending August 2017 and, having added 1,002,100 jobs on the year, accounted for... [Read More]


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 Research Update for September 19: FOMC Prep

Tuesday, September 19, 2017
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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. Starting today, the FOMC will convene for their monthly meeting. Tomorrow they will likely announce no change to their Target Fed Funds Rate currently at 1.00 to 1.25 percent and a protracted unraveling of their balance sheet of long-duration fixed-income securities. While the sales won’t likely begin until October, and largely constitute Treasuries and agency MBS, the news will reverberate through the marketplace almost... [Read More]




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