Commercial Property Update 2012:Q2 (August 3, 2012)

Performance was mixed in commercial real estate markets in the second quarter, with the apartment sector posting a strong quarter but office and retail moving sideways. These results largely reflect the economic fundamentals, with GDP and employment growth losing momentum through the spring. While avoiding recession, the economic recovery to date lacks vigor.

Learn more in our full report on second-quarter conditions in commercial real estate markets.

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