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

    REITs Report Rising FFO and Occupancy Rates, Reduced Exposure to Interest Rates in Q4

    Total FFO of all listed U.S. equity REITs rose 3.2 percent to $15.1 billion in the fourth quarter of 2017, according to the Nareit T-Tracker®.
  • Market Commentary Blog

    Are Commercial Real Estate Prices on Shaky Ground?

    The sustained rise in prices of commercial real estate over the past seven years has prompted questions whether valuations may be getting ahead of themselves.
  • Market Commentary Blog

    Commercial Property Markets Hold Steady in Q4

    Economic fundamentals continued to support the real estate markets.
  • Market Commentary Blog

    Interest Rates, Inflation, the Stock Market and REITs: What are the Risks?

    Stock prices took a sudden downturn in early February, with the S&P 500 erasing all the gains for the year, and then some. REITs were down as well, with the FTSE Nareit All Equity REITs index declining to the lowest level in 14 months. Most...
  • Market Commentary Blog

    On the Other Side of the CMBS “Wall of Maturities”

    Now that we are on the other side of the Wall of Maturities, it’s worth a look back to see how the market fared, and what are the prospects for the CMBS market in the year ahead.
  • Market Commentary Blog

    What Will Have the Biggest Impact on REIT Performance in 2018? Investors Respond to a Nareit Survey

    We decided to turn the tables and ask investors and other readers of the Nareit News Digest for their views on what will have the greatest impact on REIT share performance in 2018.
  • Market Commentary Blog

    What to Watch in the Economy and Real Estate Markets in 2018

    The macroeconomy and real estate markets had a good performance in 2017. That may well continue into 2018, but there are several risks that might cause a change in the outlook.