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
    3/18/2020

    Pain Points in the Coronavirus Crisis

    Stock market declines due to the coronavirus crisis are in the headlines, but the main risks in the weeks ahead are elsewhere: in cash flows and liquidity shocks; resiliency of the financial system; and impact on economic fundamentals.
  • Market Commentary Blog
    3/17/2020

    What Real Estate Sectors Has The Coronavirus Affected?

    Different property sectors face different exposures to the coronavirus crisis, and REIT returns reflect those differences.
  • Market Commentary Blog
    3/13/2020

    Coronavirus and the Economy: The Impact Spreads

    The advance of the coronavirus within the United States has prompted a corresponding spread of actions aimed at slowing the pandemic. These actions will cause a noticeable reduction in GDP, but how large might it be?
  • Nareit Developments blog
    2/14/2020

    Household Finances and the Outlook for Commercial Real Estate

    The Federal Reserve Bank of New York reported last week that household debt increased $193 billion in the fourth quarter to a record-high $14.15 trillion, prompting some concerns about possible risks to the economic outlook from rising indebtedness.
  • Market Commentary Blog
    2/7/2020

    Solid Job Market Signals Continued REIT Performance

    Rising GDP and the job growth that goes with it are the most important determinants of demand for real estate, as businesses need more office space for workers and industrial space to produce, store and ship goods.
  • Market Commentary Blog
    2/5/2020

    Economic Fundamentals for Real Estate Remain Solid

    A moderate supply of new buildings is helping to keep vacancy rates low and reduces risks of a market downturn due to excess construction in the months and years ahead.
  • Market Commentary Blog
    12/10/2019

    What to Watch for REITs and the Economy in 2020

    Today’s economic environment has no historical precedent. What markers can we rely on as the economy and commercial real estate move into uncharted waters?

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