Alexandra Thompson

Alexandra Thompson
Alexandra Thompson

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

  • 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. 
  • Market Commentary Blog
    6/2/2017

    REITs Increase their Position within Secondary Office Markets as Demand Grows

    Recently, office properties in many secondary markets have enjoyed greater demand and rising occupancy rates relative to office markets in gateway cities. 
  • Market Commentary Blog
    4/18/2017

    REITs Leading the Sustainability Movement Among Commercial Real Estate

    The movement towards more sustainable practices continues with commercial real estate, and REITs are helping lead the charge. 
  • Market Commentary Blog
    4/11/2017

    What’s the Outlook for New Construction? A Peak at REIT Development Pipelines in Q4

    The $64 million question in commercial real estate today is whether or not the sector is past its peak and headed for a slowdown.
  • Market Commentary Blog
    1/24/2017

    Positive Signs for REITs: Commercial Real Estate Ends the Year on Solid Note

    The data show positive fundamentals entering the New Year. Supply remains in check, and demand growth is sustained, despite some bumps along the way. 
  • Market Commentary Blog
    10/6/2016

    Not Your Grandad’s REIT: Pictures of an Evolving REIT Industry

    The REIT industry has evolved as it has expanded, and looks quite different today than it did a generation ago.

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