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

    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

    What Are the Structural Factors That Boost Long-Term REIT Performance?

    REITs have provided investors solid returns over the years, despite short-term zigs and zags along the way, in part because of structural features of the REIT model.
  • Market Commentary Blog

    REITs Rally on Interest Rate Relief

    REITs have outperformed the S&P 500 in recent months, with a cumulative total return of 14.6 percent since their low point in early February.
  • Market Commentary Blog

    REIT M&A in the Spotlight

    Mergers and acquisitions involving REITs have been in the spotlight in recent months. The flurry of proposed deals announced in just the first half of this year put the market on pace to set a new record for merger activity in 2018.
  • Market Commentary Blog

    Commercial Property Prices Continue Steady Gains

    Commercial property prices in April were 9.1 percent higher than one year earlier, according to the CoStar Commercial Repeat Sales Index
  • Market Commentary Blog

    REIT Price Multiples Signal Attractive Investment Opportunities

    Current REIT fundamentals and equity market conditions suggest that investing in REITs will likely continue to have such benefits in the period ahead.
  • Market Commentary Blog

    REIT Funds From Operations Totaled $15.3 Billion in 2018:Q1

    Total REIT FFO was 3.6 percent higher than in the fourth quarter of 2017 and 6.0 percent above over one year ago.