Tax Reform and Deregulation versus Impact of Higher Interest Rates

Ken Ward Economy

Seyfarth Shaw Survey Finds Positive Outlook Stemming from New Administration’s ‘De-regulate and Dismantle’ Approach to Dodd-Frank With a commercial real estate executive now in the White House, more than two-thirds of the CRE executives (69%) surveyed by law firm Seyfarth Shaw said they expect President Trump will have an overall positive impact on commercial real estate in 2017. Rising interest …

O.C. Third Quarter 2016 – Industrial Market

Ken Ward Economy

Orange County’s Vacancy Decreases to 2.4% Net Absorption Positive 785,928 SF in the Quarter The Orange County Industrial market ended the third quarter 2016 with a vacancy rate of 2.4%. The vacancy rate was down over the previous quarter, with net absorption totaling positive 785,928 square feet in the third quarter. Vacant sublease space decreased in the quarter, ending the …

O.C. Third Quarter 2016 – Office Market

Ken Ward Economy

Orange County’s Vacancy Decreases to 8.9% Net Absorption Positive 626,900 SF in the Quarter The Orange County Office market ended the third quarter 2016 with a vacancy rate of 8.9%. The vacancy rate was down over the previous quarter, with net absorption totaling positive 626,900 square feet in the third quarter. Vacant sublease space decreased in the quarter, ending the …

Second Quarter 2016 – National Industrial Market

Ken Ward Economy

U.S.’s Vacancy Decreases to 5.9% Net Absorption Positive 74,411,621 SF in the Quarter The U.S. Industrial market ended the second quarter 2016 with a vacancy rate of 5.9%. The vacancy rate was down over the previous quarter, with net absorption totaling positive 74,411,621 square feet in the second quarter. Vacant sublease space increased in the quarter, ending the quarter at …

Second Quarter 2016 – National Office Market

Ken Ward Economy

U.S.’s Vacancy Decreases to 10.1% Net Absorption Positive 37,476,761 SF in the Quarter The U.S. Office market ended the second quarter 2016 with a vacancy rate of 10.1%. The vacancy rate was down over the previous quarter, with net absorption totaling positive 37,476,761 square feet in the second quarter. Vacant sublease space decreased in the quarter, ending the quarter at …

O.C. Second Quarter 2016 – Office Market

Ken Ward Economy

Orange County’s Vacancy Decreases to 9.6% Net Absorption Positive 645,428 SF in the Quarter The Orange County Office market ended the second quarter 2016 with a vacancy rate of 9.6%. The vacancy rate was down over the previous quarter, with net absorption totaling positive 645,428 square feet in the second quarter. Vacant sublease space decreased in the quarter, ending the …

O.C. First Quarter 2016 – Office Market

Ken Ward Economy

Orange County’s Vacancy Increases to 10.1% Net Absorption Negative (129,670) SF in the Quarter The Orange County Office market ended the first quarter 2016 with a vacancy rate of 10.1%. The vacancy rate was up over the previous quarter, with net absorption totaling negative (129,670) square feet in the first quarter. Vacant sublease space increased in the quarter, ending the …

REITs Become Big Net Sellers

Ken Ward Economy

Total Q1 Property Sales by Public REITs Nearly 3 Times as High as Purchases True to their 2016 guidance announcements this winter, the nation’s publicly traded REITs have started out the year as big net sellers of property. Through the first quarter of this year, REITs have sold more than $15 billion in properties and bought less than $6 billion. …

State of the U.S. Economy

Ken Ward Economy

The United States seems to have an economic crisis every ten years or so. They are difficult to eradicate completely because their causes are always different. However, the results are pretty much the same — high unemployment, low levels of bank lending or even near-bank collapse, and a slow-down in economic growth. These are all symptoms of recession, but an …