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Congress Rolls Back 2010 Dodd-Frank Banking Rules

The U.S. House of Representatives Tuesday voted 258-159 to approve a bill (S. 2155) dismantling part of the post-recession Dodd-Frank Act that the U.S. Senate passed in March 67-31.Read more

CIRE May-June 2018 Issue

Articles include topics such as the last mile in retail, senior housing, and the economic growth gap in commercial real estate in this issue. Click here to read inRead more

Inflation Is Back (Sort Of) – Is Commercial Real Estate An Inflation Hedge In The ‘New Normal’?

In the aftermath of the Great Recession, the worldwide central banks (U.S. Federal Reserve, ECB, etc.) have embarked on an unprecedented economic stimulus. Measures have included years of zeroRead more

NYU’s Sam Chandan on the Changing Real Estate Capital Markets

The associate dean of the NYU Schack Institute of Real Estate discusses how economic and policy changes are impacting the real estate capital markets, the potential for a nextRead more

MBA Forecasts a Dip in Mortgage Originations

Lenders facing stiff competition to place capital may face an even tougher road ahead given the latest forecast from the Mortgage Bankers Association that is predicting a 2 percentRead more

Taxes are Becoming a Bigger Issue for Tech Companies When Choosing Locations

A proposed 3 percent “head tax” on wages paid by the city’s wealthiest companies to fund affordable housing has Amazon reconsidering plans to expand in Seattle. Amazon Vice PresidentRead more

U.S. Inflation Looks Even More Tame If You Remove Housing Costs

U.S. central bankers eyeing services inflation as a key gauge of price pressures may find it pretty robust—until you take housing costs out of the equation. Services prices excludingRead more

Unemployment drops to 3.9% in April

Following 6 months of hovering at 4.1%, jobless numbers dropped to 3.9% in April, with unemployment for women at 3.5% and 3.7% for men. You can see the fullRead more

March 2018 housing starts up over 10.9% over 2017

Building permits are up 7.5% and housing completions are 1.9% above this time last year. You can download a PDF of the full monthly report from the US CensusRead more

March unemployment remains flat at 4.1%, little change across the board

Unemployment rate remained at a six-month constant of 4.1%. Labor force participation and part-time employment remained unchanged as well. To see the full report, click here.Read more