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Market Commentary

RealtyRates.com™ Investor Survey Reports Cap Rate Index Increases For All Property Types During 4th Quarter 2018

Coincident with a 23 basis point increase in Treasury rates to which most commercial mortgage interest rates are indexed and a nine basis point decrease in equity dividend rates, the RealtyRates.com Weighted Composite (Cap Rate) Index™ increased nine basis points, from 9.59 to 9.68 percent during the 4th Quarter of 2018.

The greatest quarter-over-quarter cap rate index increases were recorded by the Mobile Home/RV Park, Office and Self Storage sectors, all up 13 down seven basis points.

The smallest quarter-over-quarter cap rate index increase was recorded by the Lodging sector, up one basis point, followed by the industrial sector, up seven basis points during the 4th Quarter.

Mortgage lending standards were relatively unchanged during the 4th Quarter, however spreads were down an average five basis points resulting in an 18 basis point increase in the average permanent mortgage interest rate.

Historical Cap Rate Indices


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