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Friday, September 14, 2007

CRE Index Declines

by Calculated Risk on 9/14/2007 08:35:00 PM

From the FWDailyNews: Midwest commercial real estate index tanks (hat tip vader)

The Midwest led the biggest-ever drop in the national quarterly commercial real-estate index compiled by the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors.

The national index dropped nearly 4.5 points, to 113.7, for the summer of 2007. That is the weakest score since SIOR began compiling the index nearly two years ago.
Nationally, the weakness was broad-based, with all 10 components measured in the index down from the spring. The industrial market was the hardest hit, scoring 112.3, down about 7 points. The office market dipped less than 1 point, scoring 114.9.
This article is referring to the August survey. The SIOR puts out a CRE report every quarter (the Q3 report isn't on their website yet), but here is the Q2 report. SIOR is the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors®.

This index might be worth watching.