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CRELIX: Research & Trends

Research & Trends

As noted on the Our Market page of the CRELIX website, the commercial real estate market broadly defined is massive. We estimate the value of U.S. income-producing real estate to be $15.5 trillion.

Market and industry data is tracked and analyzed by a variety of real estate research firms and other companies.

  • Need to know if there’s space available in that New York City office building?
  • What the average retail rent is on Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills?
  • The industrial vacancy rate in Houston?
  • The highest-value apartment tower in Atlanta?

The answers are all available if you know where to look.

The Urban Land Institute, the commercial real estate research and education organization, publishes the leading annual trends report on commercial real estate markets.

Commercial real estate services firms like CBRE, Cushman & Wakefield, JLL and NAI all track the market and publish freely accessible market reports on their websites.

Real Estate Is an Economic Engine

The commercial real estate market in the U.S. is so vast that researchers have a difficult time quantifying it.

Most physical assets are privately owned, though a significant slice of the market is publicly held. Individual and institutional investors can participate in the highly liquid public market for real estate ownership and operating companies, as well as the market for private real estate.

All in, we estimate the market value of U.S. commercial real estate to be approximately $15.5 trillion. (Another source on the size of the U.S. commercial real estate market is Nareit.)

The most authoritative report on real estate's contribution to the U.S. economy is from the NAIOP Research Foundation.