2017 Q2 Commercial Real Estate Market Survey

The REALTORS® Commercial Real Estate Market Trends measures quarterly activity in the commercial real estate markets, as reported in a national survey. The survey collects data from REALTORS® engaged in commercial real estate transactions. The survey is designed to provide an overview of market performance, sales and leasing transactions, along with information on current economic challenges and future expectations.


  • The second quarter of this year posted a return to trend in investment sales. 
  • Sales volume in REALTORS®’ markets rebounded from the first quarter’s decline with a 4.4 percent gain. 
  •  With tight inventory continuing to top the list of concerns, prices rose 6.7 percent from a year ago. 
  • However, cap rates continued moving upward, with a 30 basis point advance on a yearly basis.