Calvin Schnure

Calvin Schnure

Calvin Schnure is Nareit’s senior vice president, research & economic analysis. He analyzes developments in the macro economy and their impact on REITs and commercial property markets, and on financial returns to REITs.

  • Market Commentary Blog
    8/7/2019

    Economic Activity Slows to Trend in Q2

    The economy is returning to its trend growth after getting a boost from the 2017 tax cuts.
  • Market Commentary Blog
    8/6/2019

    Mid-Year Outlook for Commercial Real Estate and the Economy

    For all the hand-wringing six months ago, the first half of the year turned out pretty well for commercial real estate markets and REITs.
  • Market Commentary Blog
    7/31/2019

    CRE Expansion at Mid-year: No End in Sight

    Nareit economist Calvin Schnure reviews the latest data on supply and demand conditions, and vacancy rates and rent growth.
  • Market Commentary Blog
    7/22/2019

    REIT Debt: The Long and the Short of It

    REITs have extended overall debt maturities and reduced leverage over the past decade, and access the commercial paper market from a position of balance sheet strength.   
  • Market Commentary Blog
    7/18/2019

    Supply-Demand Fundamentals Favor Apartment REITs

    The occupancy rate at apartment REITs has continued to move to new record highs during this building boom.
  • Market Commentary Blog
    5/30/2019

    REIT Earnings Rose to $15.9 billion in Q1

    Funds from operations of all Equity REITs increased to $15.9 billion in the first quarter, according to the Nareit T-Tracker. Occupancy rates remain near the record highs set last year.
  • Market Commentary Blog
    5/3/2019

    Is There Another Housing Bubble Building?

    Rising house prices have raised concerns about whether another speculative bubble is brewing. In today’s housing markets, however, it is a scarcity of housing supply that is pushing up prices.

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