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Moderate Growth to Prevail in 2013, by Transwestern

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Release Date: February 2013
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Economic conditions continue to be choppy, but commercial real estate investors continue to view commercial real estate as an attractive investment asset class, says the Briefing by Transwestern.  Investors see hard assets as a safe harbor given anemic yields on Treasuries, money market funds, savings account, etc.  

Other key points in the report include:

  • Commercial and industrial loans increased 4.4 percent in 4Q12 and 16 percent at year-end 2012.
  • There appears to be a “great rotation” as money invested in bonds and sitting on the sidelines pours into stocks.
  • The U.S. Treasury is planning to issue floating rate notes, the first addition to the department’s products in nearly 15 years.  They are currently considering both repo rates and three-month Treasury bills.