Market Update
Week in Review

Week in Review

Restrained Investment Activity to Continue

Rapid and historic monetary expansion is sustaining markets during the economic downturn but could have long-term impacts on inflation.

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Economy

Money Supply Surges

The U.S. is experiencing the most rapid monetary expansion in its peacetime history, according to the Institute of International Monetary Research.

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Office

Restrained by Uncertainty

Office sales remain depressed due to uncertainty over the economic recovery, an inability to conduct property tours, timing of occupiers’ return to the workplace and the potential for more office work performed from home.

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Industrial

Relatively Strong

With robust activity in Q1, industrial investment volume this year was on pace to surpass 2019. However, volume has dropped since March due to COVID-19.

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Retail

Lagging

Retailers are focused on the immediate task of reopening and gauging the level of consumers’ return to physical shopping.

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Multifamily

Capital Available

April multifamily sales volume totaled $3.8 billion, down by two-thirds year-over-year and largely accounted for by private buyers, according to Real Capital Analytics.

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Data Centers

Heightened Interest

As data centers continue to perform well in the public markets, investor interest has been heightened and focused on credit and quality of asset.

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Lending

Hampered

Q2’s lower interest rate indices have led to wider mortgage spreads but historically low all-in mortgage rates.

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Global Investment

Down by Half

Global investment volume is on pace to fall by half in May compared with a year ago. In theory, if a property’s price drops more than rental income, or if its risk-free rate falls, it will provide investors with a higher internal rate of return.

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