Aug 12 2009

Commercial Real Estate, Construction and Finance Employment: How Commercial Real Estate will drag the California Economy Deeper into Recession. 32 Percent of California Construction Jobs Gone.

California is heavily dependent on real estate.  That should be of little surprise to you but many have a hard time understanding how devastating the housing crash is to employment in various sectors.  California for 30 years relied on housing even though in many years, it was in a bubble.  That is why in 2009 […]

Aug 1 2009

FDIC Loan Report and Plan C: Nearly Half of the $7.7 trillion in Loans Outstanding at FDIC Insured Banks are in the form of Commercial Real Estate. USPS Contracting CRE Space. Drop in Restaurant Traffic.

The commercial real estate debacle is heating up.  Although the market is cheering the better than expected drop in second quarter GDP, much of the reason for a less than spectacular fall came from the “G” in the equation, government spending.  By the way, we revised Q1 GDP lower to -6.4 percent but not much […]

Jul 26 2009

Atlas Vacant – The Commercial Real Estate Bust: Gearing up for a $3 Trillion Headache. Increase in Vacancy Rates and Higher Defaults.

The commercial real estate bust is going to be legendary. We are talking trillions of dollars. The attention of Americans is being pulled away by massive market volatility that has seen the S&P 500 shoot up 44 percent in four months. Yet the U.S. Treasury and Federal Reserve have kept their eye on this market […]

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