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HFF Research Update for May 26: Memorial Day

Friday, May 26, 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. Toward the northern end of a peninsula at the confluence of the Cooper and Ashley Rivers in South Carolina lies Hampton Park. The history of this tract of land holds poignant historical meaning this weekend. Like many other coastal areas prior to the American Revolution, the soils of this region were used for agriculture but now serve home to major cities – in this case, Charleston. In that era, the acreage was a privately-owned orange plantation. Having been abandoned in the buildup to the Siege of Charleston, the tract was later purchased by the South Carolina Jockey Club after the war. The outfit's "Charleston Race Course" was transformed some three decades later to... [Read More]


HFF Analysis of the April 2017 BLS Employment Report

Friday, May 05, 2017
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HFF is pleased to report on the latest employment expansion statistics from 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. Employment Expansion U.S. job growth picked up again in April as nonfarm payrolls rose 211,000 and wages rose 2.5 percent. The unemployment rate fell to 4.4 percent, the lowest level in nearly a decade, providing reassurance the economy is strengthening. Payroll creation has averaged 200,000 since October 2010, marking... [Read More]


MSA Employment Report for the Year Ending March 2017

Monday, May 01, 2017
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HFF is pleased to report on MSA Employment for the year ending March 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 two MSAs able to create 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 1.95 percent in the 12 months ending March 2017 and, having added 1,100,800 jobs on the... [Read More]


HFF Analysis of the March 2017 BLS Employment Report

Friday, April 07, 2017
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HFF is pleased to report on the latest employment expansion statistics from March 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 sharply in March as nonfarm payrolls added a much lower than expected 98,000. February figures were revised downwards to 219,000. Wages grew 2.7 percent year-over-year. Payroll creation has averaged 199,000 since October 2010, marking the 78th month of consecutive growth. The ... [Read More]


MSA Employment Report for the Year Ending February 2017

Thursday, March 30, 2017
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HFF is pleased to report on MSA Employment for the year ending February 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 two MSAS able to create 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 1.96 percent in the 12 months ending... [Read More]


MSA Employment Report for the Year Ending January 2017

Monday, March 20, 2017
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HFF is pleased to report on MSA Employment for the year ending January 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 two MSAs able to create 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 2.04 percent in the 12 months ending January 2017 and, having... [Read More]


HFF Research Update for March 16, 2017: Economic Data Supports Confidence

Thursday, March 16, 2017
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Insights on current research in the commercial real estate industry from HFF Managing Director of Research Jimmy Hinton. View the Daily Rates on the HFF website. A “full” employment market and growing consumer costs (finally) gave the FOMC sufficient confidence to raise their Target Fed Funds Rate Wednesday. As savers rejoice for modestly higher returns, President Trump announced record federal discretionary spending cuts to offset expansion in the Departments of Defense, Veterans Affairs and Homeland Security. In spite of a very low unemployment rate nationally, the country was able to add 235,000 net new jobs in February, the 77th consecutive month of growth and the first consecutive print above 200,000 since last summer. Of note, construction and manufacturing payrolls rose, allowing economists a hint of optimism in the outlook for productivity, and therefore GDP. Improvement in the historically low labor... [Read More]


HFF Analysis of the February 2017 BLS Employment Report

Friday, March 10, 2017
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HFF is pleased to report on the latest employment expansion statistics from February 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 accelerated in February as non-farm payrolls rose by a higher-than-expected 235,000. January figures were revised upwards to 238,000. Wages ticked up to 2.8 percent. Private sector employment (ADP) surged by 298,000 for the month, with good producers adding 106,000. The manufacturing sector ... [Read More]


HFF Research Update for Feb. 22: SWAP Spreads Compress, Cap Rate/Mortgage Spreads Remain Low & Lean

Wednesday, February 22, 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. In the 2017 HFF Capital Markets Overview, we discuss themes for the year including political uncertainty and its impact on sovereign bond yields and currencies. As the French election results grow more opaque and British Parliament discusses Article 50, the Euro has moved to its lowest value relative to the USD in more than 30 days. Meanwhile German short term debt is in... [Read More]


HFF Analysis of the January 2017 BLS Employment Report

Tuesday, February 07, 2017
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HFF is pleased to report on the latest employment expansion statistics from January 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 accelerated in January as non-farm payrolls rose by a higher than expected 227,000. Wage growth slowed to 2.5 percent, which was below expectations. Payroll creation has averaged 201,000 since October 2010, marking the 76th month of consecutive growth. The labor force participation ... [Read More]




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