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
    5/2/2019

    Commercial Real Estate Markets: A Slow Start to 2019

    Real estate markets softened in the first quarter, with the demand for leased space slowing for most major property types. Demand did not fall but the weakness may reflect a cautious environment during the winter months.
  • Market Commentary Blog
    4/26/2019

    REITs and the Rise of High-tech Real Estate

    A generation ago, most commercial real estate consisted of a building and four walls that provided space and services for tenants. Today, however, a growing share of real estate supports the high-tech sector.
  • Market Commentary Blog
    4/11/2019

    REITs and Interest Rates: A Positive Shift in the Market

    The relationship between REIT returns and long-term interest rates has turned positive again.
  • Market Commentary Blog
    3/20/2019

    REIT Earnings Slowed in Q4 2018

    REIT earnings slowed a bit in late 2018, according to the Nareit T-Tracker®, which showed funds from operations (FFO) of all listed equity REITs of $15.9 billion.
  • Market Commentary Blog
    3/14/2019

    Fundamentals for REITs and Real Estate are Stronger than the Mixed Macro News

    The outlook for REITs and commercial real estate remains favorable, despite some mixed macroeconomic news in the early months of this year.
  • Market Commentary Blog
    2/26/2019

    What’s Ahead for Cap Rates and Interest Rates?

    One of the most critical issues for real estate investors in the year ahead is the outlook for cap rates and property prices, especially with Federal Reserve policy in the spotlights. In addition to the future path for their target for short-term interest rates, Fed officials have also been discussing policy options concerning their securities holdings.
  • Market Commentary Blog
    2/14/2019

    REIT Property Sectors: Total Return and Diversification Over Short- and Long-term Horizons

    REITs have delivered a long-term total return to investors that generally matches and often beats broad market aggregates.

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