Commercial vacancy rates to decline but rent recovery delayed

February 25, 2011

A stabilization trend is taking place in commercial real estate sectors, but in most markets rent will remain soft except for multifamily rentals, according to the National Association of Realtors

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SHOPPING CENTER AND MALL FUNDAMENTALS STABLE, BUT CHALLENGES REMAIN

January 15, 2011

While the outlook for neighborhood and community centers remains muddy, the regional mall sector is showing clearer signs of recovery. Vacancies declined by 10 basis points, from 8.8 percent to 8.7 percent during the fourth quarter. This is the second consecutive quarter that vacancy for regional mall figures has declined after rising from the third quarter of 2007 and peaking in the second quarter of 2010 at 9.0 percent

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