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MSA Employment Report For the Year Ending October 2016

Tuesday, November 22, 2016
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HFF is pleased to report on MSA Employment for the year ending October 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, Dallas and Los Angeles are the only markets that created 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 1.88 percent in the 12 months ending October 2016 and, having added 1.03 million jobs on the year, accounted for 46 percent of the nation’s headline growth. The top 10 expanding employment bases below combined to account for approximately 34.3 percent of the nation’s overall growth in the past year. Altering our perspective to percentage... [Read More]


An Insider's Indianapolis and Beyond: Q&A with HFF's John Merrill

Wednesday, November 16, 2016
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As co-office head of HFF's Indianapolis office, Senior Managing Director John Merrill leads HFF's investment sales platform for the Indianapolis area.  Mr. Merrill has more than 20 years of experience focusing on office, industrial, medical and retail properties not only in Indianapolis but in markets across the Midwest, including Indiana, Ohio and Kentucky.   What motivated you to get into commercial real estate?  I started my career as a CPA, which afforded me the opportunity to get a close look at multiple... [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 11, 2016: Flemish Poppies

Friday, November 11, 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. Ninety-eight years ago, World War I ended at the eleventh hour on the eleventh day of the eleventh month. Across the world today, nations are honoring soldiers who died in battle. Here in America, we opt to celebrate our fallen military in May, and celebrate all veterans on the 11th of November. To take liberty with my stage, I believe... [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]


HFF Analysis of the October 2016 BLS Employment Report

Monday, November 07, 2016
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HFF is pleased to report on the latest employment expansion statistics from October 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 remained steady in October as nonfarm payrolls rose by 161,000. Adding to the report’s strong tone, upward revisions totaling 44,000 were made to September and August. Payrolls have risen an average 181,000 this year, slowing from average gains of 229,000 in 2015 and 251,000 in 2014. Payroll creation has averaged 201,000 since October 2010. The labor force participation rate edged lower to 62.8 percent in October from 62.9 percent the prior month. The Unemployment Rate ticked down to 4.9 percent last month. The current expansion cycle is similar to the 1991 to 2000 and greater... [Read More]


ULI Fall Recap: Why Companies, Millennials and Foreign Capital are Relocating to this Cowboy Town

Tuesday, November 01, 2016
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By HFF Real Estate Analyst Teddy Leatherman of HFF's Dallas office Dallas had the privilege of hosting the annual Urban Land Institute (ULI) Fall Meeting this year, and the city greeted 6,500 attendees with southern hospitality and showed them why Dallas earned the title of ULI’s Top Emerging Real Estate Market for 2016. The fall meeting featured bike tours of the city; a night out at Pat Green’s bar, The Rustic; a fabulous opening reception at Klyde Warren Park, the winner of ULI’s Urban Open Space Award; and an... [Read More]


MSA Employment Report For the Year Ending September 2016

Monday, October 31, 2016
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HFF is pleased to report on MSA Employment for the year ending September 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, Dallas and Los Angeles 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 2.1 percent in the 12 months ending September 2016... [Read More]


HFF Research Update: Bonds Take the Subway

Thursday, October 27, 2016
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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. On this day in 1904, New York City opened its first subway passenger line. The city now boasts the largest rapid transit networks in the world. Today, we’re also going deep, looking hard at the fixed income space. The on-the-run 10-year UST hit a yield of more than 1.86 percent this morning as bonds around the world extended losses in what will likely be... [Read More]




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