Latest Real Estate Economic Updates

Almost Everyone Looks at Inflation Wrong

  • Mike Lembeck
  • 27 April 2024

The important shelter component has some questionable definitions and runs out of sync, making things look worse than they are. “Inflation came in hotter than expected.” It’s proba...

Multifamily Deal Volume Drops 25%

  • Mike Lembeck
  • 27 April 2024

Apartment sales fell for the seventh straight quarter in Q1, dropping 25% year over year to $20.6 billion, according to a report that data firm MSCI Real Assets shared with Multifamily Dive. The Re...

There's No Reason to Panic About Multifamily

  • Mike Lembeck
  • 27 April 2024

Vacancy is up, values are going down, but long-term demographics are great. The keynote speaker at GlobeSt.com’s Spring Multifamily conference, held this week at the Lighthouse on Pier 61 in Ma...

The Fed Backpedals the Rate Cut Happy Talk

  • Mike Lembeck
  • 20 April 2024

Recent economic developments have clashed with the idea of unstopped success in taming inflation and, as a result, lower interest rates. Just weeks ago, the Federal Reserve sounded more upbeat than...

Higher For Longer Is Official Now

  • Mike Lembeck
  • 20 April 2024

“The recent data have clearly not given us greater confidence." The good news is that the Fed is apparently not considering raising rates as some have feared. The bad news is that it is in no h...