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Key Resources for Commercial Real Estate Research
CoreLogic - Parcel Level Real Estate Data
CoreLogic aggregates data from individual, parcel-level real estate transactions and financial records. The MLibrary has licensed access to Tax, Deed, and Foreclosure data at the parcel level for every county in the United States.
NOTE: You need to fill out an online form to request access to this data set.
Real Capital Analytics (RCA): Available through the Tozzi Center
RCA tracks commercial property transactions linked to investor and lender profiles. It provides subscribers a full micro to macro view of a chosen market. Users can view detailed information on a specific property or transaction, analyse it in context to the overall market and gain a big picture view by comparing trends within or across markets. For every statistic, you can drill down and see the deals and the properties that comprise it.
NOTE: This resource is only available through the Tozzi Center at the Ross School of Business. All services in this facility are reserved for the use of Michigan Ross students and faculty. Contact the Tozzi Center directly for access.
Online access to the complete RSMeans Library including over 85,000 unit prices, 25,000 building assemblies and 42,000 facilities repair and remodeling costs covering every category of construction. It also includes a Construction Cost Estimator and a Square Foot Estimator.
PwC Real Estate Investor Survey
The PwC Real Estate Investor Survey is an authoritative source for capitalization and discount rates, cash flow assumptions and actual criteria of active investors, as well as property market information. Each quarterly Survey issue contains:cash flow assumption data for 35 national and regional markets, Overall Cap Rate analysis, PwC Real Estate Barometer, Market pricing opinions, Valuation issues, and cash flow assumption data for three niche national markets including Hospitality, Development land, Student housing, and Self storage,.
PwC Emerging Trends in Real Estate
Emerging Trend in Real Estate is an annual report that looks at economic and social trends that are impacting housing, apartment, retail, hotel, office, and other real estate segments in the US and Canada.
National Association of Realtors - Research Reports
The National Association of REALTORS® is America's largest trade association, representing 1.3 million members, involved in all aspects of the residential and commercial real estate industries. Membership is composed of residential and commercial brokers, salespeople, property managers, appraisers, counselors, and others engaged in the real estate industry. NAR produces research reports, housing statistics, and commercial research.
42 Floors has real time and historical data on commercial real estate in various cities and housing markets. It contains leasing and sale rates on office, retail, industrial, medical, and restaurant properties.
Colliers International: Market Reports
Colliers International Group Inc. is a top tier global real estate services and investment management company operating in 69 countries. They publish quarterly market reports on the state of retail, industrial, and office markets in the US.
Cushman & Wakefield: Research & Insights
Commercial real estate company Cushman & Wakefield offers research reports on office, retail, and industrial space. They have sector reports that reflect different industries and their impacts on the real estate markets. The retail snapshots show rents and trends for different markets.
NAI Global is a leading global commercial real estate brokerage firm. It offers quarterly reports on selected markets. It also offers news and blogs about the commercial real estate industry.
CBRE Group, Inc. is the world’s largest commercial real estate services and investment firm. CBRE offers a broad range of integrated services, including facilities, transaction and project management; property management; investment management; appraisal and valuation; property leasing; strategic consulting; property sales; mortgage services and development services.
NOTE: Registration may be required to access reports.
National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP)
NAIOP provides advocacy, education and business opportunities in the commercial real estate development and investment industry. They publish several research reports including ones on the economic impact of commercial real estate development.
Real Estate Associations - Commercial
NAIOP - Commercial Real Estate Development Association
NAIOP, the Commercial Real Estate Development Association, is the leading organization for developers, owners and investors of office, industrial, retail and mixed-use real estate. NAIOP provides strong advocacy, education and business opportunities through a powerful North American network.
Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA)
The Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) International is a federation U.S. associations and international affiliates. BOMA represents the owners and managers of all commercial property types. The research section contains industry resources such as case studies and white papers.
CoreNet Global is a non-profit association, representing more than 10,000 executives in 50 countries with strategic responsibility for the real estate assets of large corporations. It's site includes research papers and presentations from top speakers on hot industry topics.
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