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Report | Fed hikes rate for the second time this cycle

Summary

​As anticipated, the Fed raised interest rates by 25 basis points last week. In addition, the Fed turned slightly more hawkish on their outlook for rate increases over the next few years. However, rising interest rates are often a positive harbinger for commercial real estate.

Rising rates are a sign of a stronger economy which usually means improvement in commercial real estate fundamental space markets and capital markets. Nonetheless, real estate appreciation's run is coming to an end. The key risks to the outlook for the economy and commercial real estate markets will be policy decisions from the incoming administration.

Learn more in our complete economic insight report for December 19, 2016.

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