About This Thought Leadership BlogMarcus & Millichap is a leading commercial real estate investment services firm. For "StreetSmart," Hessam Nadji, senior vice president and chief strategy officer, writes about macroeconomic issues that impact the commercial real estate industry.
Economic Growth Resembles a Recovery, Not a Head Fake
Continued global unrest and rising oil prices present the biggest challenges, though.Read More
In Spite of Positive GDP Reading, Caution Still Justified
The pace of growth is unlikely to accelerate further in the short to midterm.Read More
A Strong Close to 2011 Confirms Improving Outlook for 2012
Sales volume in the four major property sectors rose by an estimated 35% in 2011 to $240 billion.Read More
Recovery Prevailing, But Macro Problems Alive and Kicking
The U.S. debt downgrade and the bumpy road of attempted resolutions to the European debt crisis have cast a cloud of uncertainty on the global economy but failed to tip the U.S. recovery. Amid the clouds of fear and uncertainty, fundamental economic activity has proven to be quite resilient as evidenced by the string of better-than-expected economic readings since Augusts onset of financial-market turmoil and the roller coaster ride in Europe.Read More
Global Fears Overshadow U.S. Economic Strength
Low interest rates and a preference for high-quality, low-risk assets are safety nets leveraged by active commercial property investors.Read More
About Marcus & Millichap
Since 1971, Marcus & Millichap has been the premier provider of commercial real estate investment services. Through the depth of its local market knowledge, the firm has established itself as a leading investment real estate company with more than 1,300 agents throughout the U.S. and Canada. The firm recently formed Institutional Property Advisors (IPA), a brokerage division serving the unique needs of major and private institutional investors.