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
    8/28/2019

    Inverted Yield Curves, the Economy and REITs

    An inverted yield curve has preceded past recessions, yet other indicators today carry a stronger signal of a resilient economy.
  • Market Commentary Blog
    8/26/2019

    Will the Growing Trade War Clouds Rain on REITs and Real Estate?

    The economic forces that affect the demand for domestic U.S. commercial real estate differ from those affecting global corporations, and stock returns reflect these differences.
  • Market Commentary Blog
    8/21/2019

    REITs and Baseball

    One of the more common ways to describe the outlook for REITs is to pick which inning of a ballgame corresponds to today’s REIT market. For the past several years, most observers have said the market was in the seventh or eighth inning.
  • 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.   

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