Bureau of Economic Analysis Releases Fourth Quarter GDP Numbers

The economic fundamentals for commercial real estate remained solid in Q4, with gross domestic product (GDP) growth of 2.1% matching the pace in Q3, according to data released by the Bureau of Economic Analysis. Construction of nonresidential structures fell at a 10.1% annualized rate.

“About half the decline in structures was from oil and gas rigs, but hotels and other commercial buildings also slowed,” said Calvin Schnure, Nareit’s senior vice president, research & economic analysis. “Importantly, though, consumer spending rose at a modest pace and is likely to support economic activity and CRE markets in 2020.”

(Contact: Calvin Schnure at cschnure@nareit.com)

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