Alexandra Thompson

Alexandra Thompson
Alexandra Thompson

Alexandra Thompson is Nareit’s manager of research and industry information.

  • Market Commentary Blog
    7/9/2019

    Total Size of U.S. Commercial Real Estate Estimated Between $14 and $17 Trillion

    Nareit completed its third annual round in estimating the size of U.S. commercial real estate, and find that the total dollar value in 2018 was $16.0 trillion, with lower and upper bounds of this estimate of $14.4 to $17.0 trillion.
  • Market Commentary Blog
    5/14/2019

    Economic Fundamentals for Commercial Real Estate Strong in Q1

    Gross domestic product surpassed expectations in the first quarter, and strong job growth in March and April provide a favorable backdrop for demand for leased commercial space.
  • Market Commentary Blog
    2/8/2019

    Commercial Property Prices Edged Higher in 2018

    Commercial property prices edged higher in 2018, increasing 1.8 percent over one year earlier.
  • Market Commentary Blog
    10/25/2018

    Sears Bankruptcy and REITs: End of an Era, but There’s a New Chapter Ahead

    When discussing the outlook for retail, it’s important to keep in mind the distinction between the impact on retail stores and what it means for the owners of retail properties, including REITs.
  • Market Commentary Blog
    9/6/2018

    Looking Between the Sectors: REIT Price Multiple Performance

    A comparison of recent trends of the P/E ratio for the S&P 500 to the price-to-FFO ratio for REITs shows a contrasting risk/reward tradeoff between the broad equity market and REITs.
  • Market Commentary Blog
    8/10/2018

    A Strong Economy Boosts Commercial Real Estate in Q2

    The economy is enjoying above-trend growth, with some boost from last year’s tax cuts, which supports demand for nearly all types of commercial real estate.
  • Market Commentary Blog
    9/27/2017

    Update on Commercial Mortgage Lending: Not Too Hot, but Not Too Cold Either

    Excessive debt growth is a warning sign of an overheating real estate sector. Growth of commercial mortgage debt has been modest, however, at only half the pace of the prior cycle. Banks have been the mainstay of lending, but life insurers have shown increased appetite for commercial mortgages, and net issuance of CMBS turned positive in the second quarter. 

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