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MSA Employment Report For the Year Ending December 2016

Friday, February 03, 2017
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HFF is pleased to report on MSA Employment for the year ending December 2016. 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 are the only markets that created more than 100,000 jobs. Only the top seven MSAs were able to create more than 60,000 jobs. Employment in HFF markets grew by 1.72 percent in the 12 months ending December 2016 and, having added 980,000 jobs on the year, accounting for 48 percent of the nation’s... [Read More]


Super Bowl LI: The First Super Bowl for the Next 50 Years

Wednesday, January 25, 2017
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Real Estate Indicators by HFF Real Estate Analyst Wesley Hightower in HFF's Houston office. Football in Texas may forever be associated with Friday Night Lights, the Longhorns, Aggies, Dallas Cowboys or Houston Texans, but on Sunday night in early February, die-hard football fans and casual fans alike from around the globe will turn their focus to Houston, Texas, the sprawling metropolis along the Gulf Coast, for Super Bowl LI, the “First Super Bowl for the Next 50 Years.” February 5 marks the third time that... [Read More]


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 Analysis of the December 2016 BLS Employment Report

Tuesday, January 10, 2017
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HFF is pleased to report on the latest employment expansion statistics from December 2016. 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 slowed down in December as nonfarm payrolls rose by 156,000. In 2016, the U.S. labor market added 2.16 million jobs, putting job gains at about two million for the sixth year in a row. Wages rose 2.9 percent, the best annual gain in more... [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]


Retail is Alive: Customers Show up for Black Friday and Cyber Monday

Wednesday, December 07, 2016
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Millions of people camped out in front of retail stores on Black Friday and clicked away with abandon on Cyber Monday, all in the hopes of getting the best possible deal on electronics, toys and more. This year, total sales for both milestone shopping days of the year increased from last year, providing millions of reasons for retailers to celebrate. In fact, NRF/Prosper Insights and Analytics and Adobe both predict that November/December holiday sales will end up 3.6 percent higher year-over-year. “Analysts suggest that the... [Read More]


HFF Analysis of the November 2016 BLS Employment Report

Monday, December 05, 2016
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HFF is pleased to report on the latest employment expansion statistics from November 2016. 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 in November as nonfarm payrolls rose by 178,000. September’s nonfarm payrolls were revised up to a gain of 208,000, and October’s down to 142,000, a net decrease of 2,000. Payroll creation has averaged 200,000 since October 2010. The labor force participation rate... [Read More]


HFF Research Update for December 1, 2016: Pyrrhic Victories

Thursday, December 01, 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 280 B.C., King Pyrrhus of Epirus, a Balkan state in what is now western Greece, sought war with his Roman neighbors. A second cousin to Alexander the Great, Pyrrhus’ skill in battle was genetic, though his luck was improved through the use of elephants, a disciplined and ruthless cavalry and an infantry of phalanxes. King Pyrrhus won many... [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's Jose Cruz on the New Jersey CRE Market

Monday, November 28, 2016
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Senior Managing Director Jose Cruz, who is also co-head of HFF's New Jersey office, will be a panelist at ULI North New Jersey's Real Estate Trends 2017 event on December 1. The event will explore key emerging trends that will shape the real estate market in 2017, including what the future holds for real estate investment and development; results of the 38th annual Emerging Trends in Real Estate® 2017 survey and interviews; and what industry leaders, including Mr. Cruz, say about the... [Read More]




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