Commercial Property Prices: The Downturn Continues

by: Sold At The Top

The latest release of the Moody’s/REAL Commercial Property Index showed a notable decline of 2.6% since January, breaking a three month streak of rising prices and continuing to suggest that the nation’s commercial property markets are experiencing a tremendous downturn with prices down some 25.81% on a year-over-year basis and a stunning 41.66% since the peak set in October 2007.

The Moody’s/REAL CPPI data series is produced by the MIT/CRE but is noted to be “complimentary” to their alternative transaction based index (TBI) as it is published monthly and is formulated from a completely different dataset supplied by Real Capital Analytics, Inc and Real Estate Analytics LLC. (Click to enlarge)