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Spotlight: commercial real estate investment
As financial markets turned gloomy in August 2007, Dallas Fed business contacts began to note postponed commercial real estate deals, with scattered reports of lenders backing out, especially on larger transactions. Most of the executives expected credit disruptions would be brief and lending and investment would rebound in a short time.
On the record: a conversation on the Texas recession: taking the economy's pulse at midyear
With Texas facing hard times, four of the Dallas Fed's regional experts give an update on the state's economic performance in 2009, looking at the key areas of employment, manufacturing, housing and energy.
Texas economy shakes off rough ride in 2009
While conditions remain weak, it appears that the Texas economy is on a steadier course after a rough ride last year. Recent economic data and anecdotal evidence suggest the worst of the state's economic woes may be over. Activity is growing in several sectors. The state maintains its traditional advantages--relatively low living costs, modest taxes, a central location and an attractive business climate. Barring further setbacks, the Texas economy should pick up steam in 2010 and beyond.
Texas Industrial Building Booms as Economy, Population Grow
A significant portion of Texas? recent construction activity has been industrial building, with Dallas?Fort Worth leading the nation and Houston among the top six markets. Burgeoning e-commerce, state population gains and an expanding export market have contributed to the growth spurt that has included increases in transportation and logistics employment.
Texas office, industrial markets mostly healthy despite energy bust
Texas commercial real estate activity is poised for a solid performance in 2016, though energy sector-related weakness will constrain prospects, particularly in Houston where an office space overhang should persist.
Dallas Booms Through Texas Oil Bust
The Dallas metropolitan division?s economy, buttressed by business relocations and consolidations, has expanded steadily since 2010, following the Great Recession. Growth sectors, which included business and financial services, defense and security, and transportation, powered Dallas and helped it pace the Texas economy after the energy price collapse.
Services, Construction Lead Texas as Manufacturing, Energy Soften
Sluggish growth in manufacturing is attributable to softening demand for durables, which appears tied to a slowing energy sector.
Single-family housing squeeze eases in Texas; multifamily soars
Single-family home sales in Texas?constrained by steadily rising prices, tight bank lending standards and insufficient new-house inventory?should gain traction in 2015. A booming apartment market moderates slightly amid still-elevated construction activity, occupancy rates and rents.