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2.16.12–Wells Fargo Securities Commercial Real Estate Chartbook: Uncertainty Continues To Hang Over and Shape The Recovery

Summary from Wells Fargo Economics Group #CRE email:

Economic activity appeared to turn up a notch toward the end of 2011, and data for the early part of 2012 suggest that the new year has gotten off to a solid start.

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Deloitte: #CRE Outlook - Top 10 Issues in 2012

Deloitte recently published their Commercial Real Estate Outlook:  Top Ten Issues in 2012.  A potential pause in recovery momentum.  From Deloitte’s website:

Hard on the heels of the United States’ economic recession and the simultaneous strengthening of emerging Asian and Latin American markets, the Commercial Real Estate (CRE) industry is seeing an increased focus on diversification into global CRE.

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ING Real Estate Investment Management Report: US View 2010 – The Path To Recovery (downloadable pdf)

Click HERE for the downloadable pdf of the report


Retail property market summary:


We believe that the worst period for retail sales is probably over, but do not expect a quick rebound.

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Fortune: Wasn't commercial real estate supposed to crash?

Good article from Fortune explaining the CMBS/CRE crash/potential crash.  It’s a slow motion train wreck in my opinion or, like my friend Ken Ashley coined, “ 151 more words

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Fitch: For CMBS, 'Worst Is Yet to Come'

From the Wall Street Journal Article:


Fitch said loss rates on mortgage-backed securities reached an all-time high average of 57% last year, and the rate will continue to exceed the historical average of 37% through 2011.

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