Latest Real Estate Economic Updates

Lenders Wrestle With Extend and Pretend

  • Mike Lembeck
  • 16 March 2024

Office is in particularly bad shape as some value losses exceed half and lenders lack the reserves to absorb losses. During the global financial crisis, with a “severe lack of liquidity” ...

Fed Admits It Was Wrong – Kind Of

  • Mike Lembeck
  • 09 March 2024

 During the pandemic recovery, inflation reached the highest rates in 40 years, largely driven by the Federal Reserve’s excessive monetary policy. The Fed got “behind the curve”...

Rethinking the Latest Inflation Data

  • Mike Lembeck
  • 24 February 2024

CRE investors should look to add value, think long term. When the headline CPI number on a year-over-year basis fell 30 basis points to 3.1% last week, it delivered a mixed message, according ...

Investors Fret About a Possible Rate Hike

  • Mike Lembeck
  • 24 February 2024

But they are likely jumping to conclusions too early and looking too much at information that may already be out of date. The Federal Reserve released the January Federal Open Markets Committee meeti...

Economists: Recession on Horizon

  • Mike Lembeck
  • 24 February 2024

Americans should brace for and expect a recession this year, economists are warning, arguing the details of the latest jobs report are not a good indicator. Even though the Federa...