Consumer Wage Growth Could Bode Well For Commercial Real Estate In 2018, By Champaign Williams, Bisnow

“Should the increase in wage growth persist, it could translate to higher consumer spending, providing a boost to both retail and apartment landlords — though forecast headwinds in the multifamily sector may cancel out any added benefits wage growth could bring.”

 

Apple To Add Corporate Campus, Hire 20,000 Workers, Expand Data Center Operations, By Julie Littman, Bisnow

“Apple announced Wednesday it will invest $30B in capital expenditures in the U.S. over the next five years to create 20,000 jobs at existing campuses and at a new campus, the location of which will be announced later in the year.”

 

3 Commercial Real Estate Trends To Watch In 2018, Ely Razin, Forbes

“Political and economic uncertainty has pervaded the past year, with the U.S. economy showing signs of growth amid low inflation and a distressed retail segment in 2017, as accountants struggle to understand all the implications of the recently passed changes to the tax laws and Europe prepares for Brexit.” 

 

Economy Watch: Amazon HQ2 to Drive Up Rents in Any Market, By D.C. Stribling, Commercial Property Executive

“The impact of Amazon will be smaller in major metros with large housing stocks, but some markets will feel the heat more others.”

 

Which REIT Sectors Will Outperform in 2018?, By John Egan, National Real Estate Investor

“In 2017, publicly-traded REITs in the industrial, data center and infrastructure sectors outperformed the other general REIT categories.”