Emerging trends

October 12, 2015 admin

Gateway real estate markets such as New York City and San Francisco are losing investor interest in favor of smaller, growing cities such as Atlanta, Nashville, and Charlotte, N.C., according to the Emerging Trends in Real Estate 2016 report by PricewaterhouseCoopers and the Urban Land Institute.

The top 10 markets for 2016 have a 12 percent lower cost of doing business than the top 10 from five years ago. And stalwarts such as Manhattan and Washington, D.C., have dropped to No. 15 and No. 24, respectively. And the collapse in oil prices has had an impact on Houston, the No. 1 city in the previous year’s report. Houston ranked 30th overall, but 50th for investment and 59th for development.

However, other Texas markets remain attractive. Dallas/Fort Worth was identified as the best market overall and the top market for home building, while Austin ranked No. 2 overall with the best prospects for development. Los Angeles, while No. 10 overall, was named No. 1 for investment.

Top 20 U.S. markets to watch

  1. Dallas/Fort Worth
  2. Austin
  3. Charlotte, N.C.
  4. Seattle
  5. Atlanta
  6. Denver
  7. Nashville
  8. San Francisco
  9. Portland, Ore.
  10. Los Angeles
  11. Raleigh/Durham, N.C.
  12. San Jose
  13. Boston
  14. Orange County, Calif.
  15. New York – Manhattan
  16. San Diego
  17. Phoenix
  18. Minneapolis/St. Paul
  19. Miami
  20. San Antonio

Source: Emerging Trend in Real Estate 2016

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LorettawebfinalLoretta Clodfelter is editor of Institutional Real Estate Americas.

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