Fed Clears a Path for Higher Interest Rates in 2022

The Federal Reserve Open Market Committee announced some significant changes in monetary policy: a faster tapering of bond purchases and the possibility of as many as three rate hikes in 2022. The reasons are concern about inflation, which has been more dogged than the institution had expected, and an improved job landscape. The question [...]

By |2021-12-28T17:16:46+00:00December 28th, 2021|.|Comments Off on Fed Clears a Path for Higher Interest Rates in 2022

With The Infrastructure Bill Passed, CRE’s Wait For Its Effects Begins In Earnest

As the bipartisan infrastructure bill awaits President Joe Biden’s signature to become law, the commercial real estate industry awaits the effects of $550B in new spending. It could be waiting a long time. The nature of infrastructure projects is long-term — doubly so for the transformational projects the bill is supposed to make possible. [...]

By |2021-11-29T17:54:42+00:00November 15th, 2021|.|Comments Off on With The Infrastructure Bill Passed, CRE’s Wait For Its Effects Begins In Earnest

Global Supply-Chain Problems Escalate, Threatening Economic Recovery

Global Supply-Chain Problems Escalate, Threatening Economic Recovery Component shortages, surging prices of raw materials and transportation backups compound the bottlenecks Global supply-chain bottlenecks are feeding on one another, with shortages of components and surging prices of critical raw materials squeezing manufacturers around the world. The supply shocks are already showing signs of choking off the [...]

By |2021-10-20T16:28:16+00:00October 20th, 2021|.|Comments Off on Global Supply-Chain Problems Escalate, Threatening Economic Recovery

Industrial Vacancy Below 1% Near Nation’s Busiest Port

The Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach — together, the nation’s busiest — continue to experience record volumes, leading to double-take-worthy industrial fundamentals nearby. The Port of LA reported that between June 2020 and June 2021, it broke eight monthly records and experienced the top four individual months in its 114-year history. Import volumes [...]

By |2021-09-03T23:35:02+00:00September 1st, 2021|.|Comments Off on Industrial Vacancy Below 1% Near Nation’s Busiest Port