About This Thought Leadership BlogMarcus & Millichap is one of the world's largest commercial real estate services firms. For "StreetSmart," Hessam Nadji,a senior vice president and managing director of the firm, writes about macroeconomic issues that impact the commercial real estate industry.
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
Job Numbers Confirm Stagnation, Not Panic
Patience with an active plan for seeing the right acquisition opportunities is the best mix in this environment.Read More
CRE Sales Hold Steady Amid Capital Markets Turbulence
Recent developments and financial market fragility is likely to reinforce the flight to safety, keeping lenders and buyers cautious on lower quality B- and C assets and tertiary markets.Read More
About Marcus & Millichap Real Estate Investment Services
Since 1971, Marcus & Millichap Real Estate Investment Services has been the premier provider of investment real estate services. Through the depth of its local market knowledge, the firm has established itself as a leading investment real estate company with more than 1,200 agents nationwide. The firm recently formed Institutional Property Advisors (IPA), a multifamily brokerage division serving the unique needs of major private and institutional investors.