In the latest edition of Quick Study, Brad Case, NAREIT’s senior vice president for research and industry information, said optimism among U.S. real estate investors seems to have increased in the wake of the Brexit vote in the United Kingdom.
In the latest edition of Fundamentally Speaking, Calvin Schnure, NAREIT’s senior vice president for research and economic analysis, explained that the commercial real estate sector continues to hold firm despite weakness in the September jobs report.
The Department of Labor reported that nonfarm payroll employment increased by 142,000 in September. Schnure noted that consensus estimates had projected an increase of about 200,000 jobs. In addition, payrolls for July and August were revised downward, while September posted a downward move in average hourly earnings.