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HFF Halftime Report: 2Q17 and 1H17 Industry Update

Wednesday, August 09, 2017
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HFF Research reports on and analyzes the latest commercial real estate data for the second half of 2017 (2Q17) and the first half of 2017 (1H17). “Investment brokers continue to play a vital role in making the commercial property markets liquid and increasingly efficient. Moreover, their role in the investment markets continues to grow, with brokerage representation of the seller, buyer, or both, accounting for 68 percent of significant income property sales globally in 2016. The top 10 [brokerage] firms collectively accounted for 83 percent of all brokered transactions in 2016, up from... [Read More]


HFF Analysis of the July 2017 BLS Employment Report

Friday, August 04, 2017
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HFF is pleased to report on the latest employment expansion statistics from July 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 U.S. job growth continued and even picked up slightly in July as nonfarm payrolls rose a higher than expected 209,000-plus and job gains in the prior two months were revised positively. In other words, labor conditions are better than previously thought and improving. Health Care, Leisure and... [Read More]


Will Houston’s Economy Survive the Rise of Self-Driving and Electric Cars?

Wednesday, August 02, 2017
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Real estate indicators from HFF Houston's Associate Director of Research Justin Boyar. I have fielded a handful of questions recently from concerned investors wondering about the potential threats posed by self-driving cars, electric cars and the increasing use of renewable energy on the oil industry, and thus Houston’s economy. Both Ric Campo, chairman and CEO of Camden Property Trust (NYSE: CPT) and Paul Layne, executive vice president of Master Planned Communities, The Howard Hughes Corporation (NYSE: HHC), recently mentioned in a ULI Emerging Trends roundtable something that – in my... [Read More]


MSA Employment Report for the Year Ending June 2017

Tuesday, August 01, 2017
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HFF is pleased to report on MSA Employment for the year ending June 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, Dallas and Los Angeles were the only MSAs to create more than 100,000 jobs. The top 12 MSAs were able to create more than 55,000 jobs. Employment in HFF markets grew by 2.22 percent in the 12 months ending June 2017 and, having added 1,268,800 jobs on the year,... [Read More]


The Coworking Revolution: What It Means for Today’s CRE Investor

Tuesday, July 25, 2017
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The concept of coworking is no longer a new phenomenon. Now, more than ever, the evolution of communal office space represents a significant part of the office investment conversation. With a valuation currently exceeding $21 billion, WeWork has become one of the world’s fastest and most innovative companies, captivating private and institutional investors alike. In addition to several other coworking providers now entering the space, the industry is faced with a tidal shift in the manner tenants, landlords and investors each approach office space. HFF... [Read More]


HFF Research Update for July 14: Junior

Friday, July 14, 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. Both the ECB and FOMC are posturing for quantitative tightening. In the turbulent wake, sovereign bonds are experiencing difficulty with their compass. When accounting for smaller day-to-day movements up and down, yields on the 10-year UST have moved more than 45 basis points in the last two weeks and currently hover about 2.3 percent. Meanwhile, corporate bonds around the... [Read More]


HFF Analysis of the June 2017 BLS Employment Report

Friday, July 07, 2017
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HFF is pleased to report on the latest employment expansion statistics from June 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 U.S. jobs picked up in June as nonfarm payrolls rose a higher than expected 222,000 and job gains in the prior two months were revised up a net 47,000. This was the biggest jump in payrolls in four months. In June, job gains were strongest for health care, financial services, mining, professional business services and government. The Unemployment Rate ticked up to 4.4 percent from 4.3 percent the prior month since more people joined the workforce. It is important to note that this month’s data could also reflect a new graduating class and the summer’s seasonal workers joining the labor force.... [Read More]


MSA Employment Report for the Year Ending May 2017

Monday, June 26, 2017
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HFF is pleased to report on MSA Employment for the year ending May 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 100,000 jobs. Only the top five MSAs were able to create more than 50,000 jobs. Employment in HFF markets grew by 1.84 percent in the 12 months ending May 2017 and, having added 1,050,600 jobs on the year, accounted... [Read More]


HFF Analysis of the May 2017 BLS Employment Report

Friday, June 02, 2017
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HFF is pleased to report on the latest employment expansion statistics from May 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 U.S. job growth slowed in May as nonfarm payrolls rose 138,000 and job gains in the prior two months were revised down a net 66,000. The unemployment rate fell to 4.3 percent, the lowest level since May 2001. The drop in unemployment suggest that the labor market... [Read More]


MSA Employment Report for the Year Ending April 2017

Thursday, June 01, 2017
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HFF is pleased to report on MSA Employment for the year ending April 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 Dallas was the only MSA to create more than 100,000 jobs. Only the top six MSAs were able to create more than 50,000 jobs. Employment in HFF markets grew by 1.54 percent in the 12 months ending April 2017 and, having added 877,200 jobs on the year, accounted for 42.1... [Read More]




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