First Quarter Commercial Real Estate Sales Up in US Too

After posting yesterday about the tremendous year over year increase in City of Peterborough commercial real estate sales (Yeah, I know it's a small number -> 8 vs 3 sales, but this isn't a major metropolitan area either!), this tidbit was released today on nreionline.com:

Q1 CRE Sales: Change in Attitude

Apr 26, 2010 1:55 PM, By Ben Johnson, a special to NREI from OKCREview
What a difference a year makes. You hear that a lot around the commercial real estate industry today, especially when it comes to the overall investment sales market.
According to new data from New York-based researcher Real Capital Analytics (RCA), sales volume reached $15.4 billion, which is a 50% increase from the first quarter of 2009. More good news: Every property type registered higher volume.
Surprisingly, despite the huge overhang of distressed properties, it was core rather than distressed sales behind the volume gains. Sharp declines in cap rates were recorded for certain assets due to competition among buyers and the rapidly improving debt markets that are allowing buyers access to low interest rates.
Let the good times roll....I can dream can't I?


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