Latest CoStar Commercial Repeat-Sale Analysis: Commercial Property Prices Remain in Slowdown Pattern
WASHINGTON, March 30, 2016 -- This month's CoStar Commercial Repeat Sale Indices (CCRSI) provides the market's first look at February 2016 commercial real estate pricing. Based on 937 repeat sales in February 2016 and more than 155,000 repeat sales since 1996, the CCRSI offers the broadest measure of commercial real estate repeat sales activity.
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CCRSI National Results Highlights
Monthly CCRSI Results, Data Through February 2016
|Value-Weighted U.S. Composite Index||-0.6||%||0.6||%||8.3||%||89.6%1|
|Equal-Weighted U.S. Composite Index||-0.8||%||-0.4||%||8.6||%||49.4%2|
|U.S. Investment-Grade Index||-0.7||%||-0.5||%||6.4||%||63.6%3|
|U.S. General Commercial Index||-0.8||%||-0.4||%||9.3||%||48.4%4|
|1 Trough Date: January 2010 2 Trough Date: March 2011 3 Trough Date: March 2010 4 Trough Date: March 2011|
Market Fundamentals Data Through March 2016
|Annual Net Absorption (In Millions Of Square Feet)|
|Note: "Net Absorption" is the change in occupied space, calculated based on three types of properties: office, retail, and industrial.|
About the CoStar Commercial Repeat-Sale Indices
The CoStar Commercial Repeat-Sale Indices (CCRSI) is the most comprehensive and accurate measure of commercial real estate prices in the United States. In addition to the national Composite Index (presented in both equal-weighted and value-weighted versions), national Investment-Grade Index and national General Commercial Index, which we report monthly, we report quarterly on 30 sub-indices in the CoStar index family. The sub-indices include breakdowns by property sector (office, industrial, retail, multifamily, hospitality, and land), by region of the country (Northeast, South, Midwest, West), by transaction size and quality (general commercial, investment-grade), and by market size (composite index of the prime market areas in the country).
The CoStar indices are constructed using a repeat sales methodology, widely considered the most accurate measure of price changes for real estate. This methodology measures the movement in the prices of commercial properties by collecting data on actual transaction prices. When a property is sold more than one time, a sales pair is created. The prices from the first and second sales are then used to calculate price movement for the property. The aggregated price changes from all of the sales pairs are used to create a price index.
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For more information about the CCRSI Indices, including the full accompanying data set, research methodology, legal notices and disclaimer, please visit http://costargroup.com/costar-news/ccrsi.
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This news release includes "forward-looking statements" including, without limitation, statements regarding CoStar's expectations, beliefs, intentions or strategies regarding the future. These statements are based upon current beliefs and are subject to many risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from these statements. The following factors, among others, could cause or contribute to such differences: the risk that the trends represented or implied by the indices will not continue or produce the results suggested by such trends; the risk that commercial real estate pricing levels, investment volumes, and net absorption growth rates do not continue at the levels or with the trends indicated in this release; the possibility that the slowing of commercial property price growth does not suggest plateauing levels for the remainder of 2016; and the possibility that global economic uncertainty and higher interest rates do not affect cap rates and price growth in 2016. More information about potential factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those discussed in the forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, those stated in CoStar's filings from time to time with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including in CoStar's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2015, and Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended September 30, 2015, each of which is filed with the SEC, including in the "Risk Factors" section of those filings, as well as the company's other filings with the SEC available at the SEC's website (www.sec.gov). All forward-looking statements are based on information available to CoStar on the date hereof, and CoStar assumes no obligation to update such statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
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