Departments: Fundamentally Speaking
" The question this year has been whether the weaknesses in certain sectors could roll the broader economy into recession."
I expect the U.S. economy to keep growing at roughly trend rate for the next couple of years.
The recession hit all property sectors across the board, but we are seeing the different property types come out of the recession at different paces. Multifamily has recovered the fastest, as the decline in the home ownership rate has led directly to improving fundamentals in the rental markets.
Harris Trifon joined Deutsche Bank in 2009 and is currently global head of the CRE debt and co-head of the ABS research teams.
Bernard M. Markstein, U.S. chief economist for Reed Construction Data, provides economic analysis and forecasts of commercial construction activity.
Frank E. Nothaft was appointed Freddie Mac’s chief economist in December 2001.
Q&A with Steve Oliner, American Enterprise Institute and UCLA Ziman Center for Real Estate
James E. Glassman is a managing director with JPMorgan Chase & Co. and is the head economist for the commercial bank.
Dean Maki is a managing director and chief U.S. economist at Barclays.