Archive for the ‘Useful Graphics’ Category

Delhaize Store Closing Map

Thursday, January 26th, 2012

On the heals of Sears Holdings announcing their 79 store closing list, Delhaize (dba Food Lion, Bloom and Bottom Dollar) has released a list of 126 stores which they intend to close. View Delhaize Store Closing Map in a full screen map On average these stores aren't as well located as many ... More

Feature Spotlight: Automated Client Reporting

Tuesday, November 8th, 2011

Tired of scrambling to create, update or maintain marketing progress reports? If so, you've come to the right place. CRE Console's proprietary software automates the entire client reporting process, preparing a simple, but elegant report for every client. Each report contains the following: Custom Branding: This is no cookie cutter report. Every report ... More

Moody’s/REAL CPPI vs. S&P Case Shiller

Monday, June 20th, 2011

Calculated Risk is known for its informative graphics. One of our favorites is the comparison between S&P's Case-Shiller Housing Price Index and Moody's/REAL Commercial Property Price Index. But, the last one we were able to find was about 12 months old. An updated one in Google Charts is below. What is ... More

PwC: Cap rates continue downward in Q1 2011

Monday, June 20th, 2011

According to the most recent PwC Real Estate Investor Survey, cap rates fell across the board for office and industrial asset types. Titled "Signs of Recovery Boost Optimism for 2011", the survey noted: "Surveyed investors sense that the commercial real estate industry is moving past the bottom of the cycle, ... More

Moody’s/REAL CPPI in Google Charts

Friday, June 17th, 2011

Recently, I've been toying around with Google Charts.... and finally getting the hang of it! Below is a chart of Moody's/REAL CPPI by asset class. I've demo'd other charting utilities, such as Blytic and Tableau Public, with limited success. I knew that Google had charting abilities in their Google Docs service, ... More

Moody’s CPPI drops 4.2 percent in March

Tuesday, May 31st, 2011

Moody's Commercial Property Price Index (CPPI) fell 4.2 percent in March. This drop makes for 4 months of consecutive declines for the index and marks a new post bubble low, resting at 101.17. Find the full report on or The reason for this decline? Moody's: Nearly one third of ... More

Commercial real estate and inflation

Friday, April 15th, 2011

Recently, National Real Estate Investor published an article asking, "Will Commercial Real Estate Provide a Good Hedge Against Inflation?" In the 1980s, a slew of papers examined the rate of return on various property types and concluded that commercial real estate investors were in fact compensated for inflation risk. However, with many ... More

Cap rates, treasuries and spreads

Friday, January 28th, 2011

Back in July and August, when cap rate to 10-year treasury spreads were nearly 500 basis points, the mainstream media picked up on it, flooding the news with articles (see Bloomberg's coverage) with the statistic. Over the next 3 months, the 10-year T-bill rose 60 bps, from 2.7% in August ... More

Charting Moody’s/REAL CPPI’s Volatility

Thursday, January 27th, 2011

An article today on noted several months of price volatility in Moody's/REAL Commercial Property Price Index (CPPI). In typical fashion, left absent was a graphic illustrating this volatility, so we created one to see what the data actually looked like. As we mentioned yesterday, the index was ... More

Update: Commercial Property Prices

Tuesday, January 25th, 2011

Moody's/REAL CPPI posted a 0.6% increase for the month of November. From Bloomberg Businessweek: U.S. commercial property prices rose 0.6 percent in November from the previous month, the third consecutive gain, as the economy showed signs of improvement, according to Moody’s Investors Service. The Moody’s/REAL Commercial Property Price Index climbed 2.8 percent ... More