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HFF Research Update for October 27, 2016: George III & the Second American Revolution

Thursday, October 27, 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. King George III of England was crowned 256 years ago this week at the age of 22. Before his 40th birthday, George III would lose a war for the largest single territory his Britain had ever claimed, the future United States of America. Following domestic disputes relating to an appropriate response to rising nationalism, both at home and abroad, Britain... [Read More]


Commercial mortgage-backed securities risk retention

Tuesday, October 11, 2016
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Real Estate Indicators from Senior Managing Director Eric Tupler and Real Estate Analyst Tyler Dumon from HFF's Denver office. Commercial mortgage-backed securities have long been a source for high-leverage financing of real estate assets that did not qualify for more friendly balance sheet financing executions. In the latest real estate cycle, CMBS has become a black sheep lending source. According to Commercial Mortgage Alert, the first half of 2016 saw $30.7 billion of total transaction volume. This represents an approximate 43 percent... [Read More]


HFF Analysis of the September 2016 BLS Employment Report

Monday, October 10, 2016
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HFF is pleased to report on the latest employment expansion statistics from 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. Employment Expansion U.S. job growth rose by a slightly lower than expected 156,000 in September. Upward revisions were made to August (167,000 versus 151,000) and slight net downward revisions to July (252,000 versus 275,000). Payrolls have risen an average 178,000 this year, slowing from average gains of 229,000 in... [Read More]


HFF Research Update for October 6, 2016: Like A Rolling Stone

Thursday, October 06, 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 or access the HFF Daily Rates App in iTunes. In 1965, Bob Dylan penned a manuscript that struggled through a difficult adolescence. In the studio, Dylan couldn’t find the right melody, the right pace or the right key for what eventually would become one of the most widely-heralded ... [Read More]


HFF Research Update for October 6, 2016 Part II: High-Yield Corporate Spreads Very Tight

Thursday, October 06, 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 or access the HFF Daily Rates App in iTunes. Effective yields on the 10-year UST have risen approximately 20 basis points over the past month to 1.73 percent. The corporate bond market has moved in lock-step, with yields rising but still representing very low thresholds. In the past, we have focused very acutely on the spread between the 10-year ... [Read More]


HFF Research Update for October 5, 2016: 2Q 2016 Asset Performance Review, High Yield Bond Signals

Wednesday, October 05, 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 or access the HFF Daily Rates App in iTunes. In life there are constants serving as the benchmarks we use to calibrate our own compass. For example, the Gregorian calendar was adopted on this day (-1) in 1582 by Pope Gregory XIII and remains the most... [Read More]


HFF Research Update for September 29: August 2016 Capital Trends

Thursday, September 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 or access the HFF Daily Rates App in iTunes. Real Capital Analytics has released its August edition of U.S. Capital Trends, which includes preliminary volume and pricing data for all commercial real estate trades at or above $2.5 million. For the first eight months of 2016, total transaction volume declined 15 percent, with single-asset transactions down only four percent... [Read More]


MSA Employment Report For the Year Ending August 2016

Friday, September 23, 2016
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HFF is pleased to report on MSA Employment for the year ending August 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 eight MSAs were able to create more than 60,000 jobs. Employment in HFF markets grew by 2.16 percent in the 12... [Read More]


How HVCRE Will Impact Commercial Real Estate Construction Lending

Wednesday, September 21, 2016
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Real estate indicators from HFF Director Jennifer Keller and Senior Real Estate Analyst Martha Nay in HFF's Boston office. Any borrower seeking a construction loan in the last 12 months has likely encountered a five-letter abbreviation that has the potential to present new and considerable challenges on the path to the closing table: HVCRE. HVCRE (Highly Volatile Commercial Real Estate) is a classification that today’s construction loan borrower must be aware of, as its impact could be very costly. Before we can understand the impact to... [Read More]


HFF Research Update for September 21, 2016: Bank Notes

Wednesday, September 21, 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 or access the HFF Daily Rates App in iTunes. On this day (plus one) in 1789, the Postmaster General was promoted to the U.S. Cabinet. The chief executive of the Post Office was once an elite position, first held by Benjamin Franklin, but now the department unfortunately serves a representation of bloated, obsolete bureaucracy. Even in the modern technological... [Read More]




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