Commercial Real Estate Outperforms Amid Stock Market Volatility

9/7/15

Underlying demand drivers including job formation, strong demographic trends, and consistent retail sales growth have reinforced the outlook for commercial real estate investments, according to a Marcus & Millichap Special Report.

China’s currency devaluation and collapsing Shanghai Stock Exchange kicked off a surge of volatility that struck U.S. equity markets, driving the S&P 500 down by nearly 10 percent in a week and pushing the S&P Volatility Index (VIX) to its highest level since 2011. The en- suing flight to safety tightened yields on the U.S. 10-year Treasury dramatically, pushing returns to the 2 percent range.

SEE: Commercial Real Estate Outperforms as Volatility Grips Stock Market

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