Commercial Real Estate Outperforms Amid Stock Market Volatility


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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