During the second quarter 2014, commercial real estate performance reflected underlying positive trends in the economy and labor markets.
Upward pressure on prices is expected at this point in the economic expansion.
Inflation inched up over 2% during the second quarter, exhibit 1, helping to justify the expectation of continued growth in property-level income.
Net operating income is increasing across all property types. Exhibit 2 shows rising occupancies and growing rents.
A strong job market is supporting growth in commercial real estate revenue with an average of over 200,000 jobs added per month during 2014.
Positive economic trends have bolstered business, consumer and lender optimism.
Source : UBS AG