Commercial Lending Trends Survey

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  • Commercial investments mirrored the global uncertainty in 2016, with a 16 percent decline year-over-year, on total volume of $826 billion, according to Real Capital Analytics (RCA).
  • Commercial investments in large capitalization U.S. markets totaled $489 billion, representing an 11 percent drop from the prior year.
  • With rising demand across all property types, vacancies continued on a downward path.
  • As an exception, apartment properties experienced upward pressure on vacancies as rising new supply came on the market during the year.
  • Commercial rents advanced for all property sectors, with industrial posting record gains during the year.