Category Archives: Quarterly Briefs

Tighter Labor Market Builds Confidence in Detroit Development

Real estate development in Southeast Michigan remained strong through the third quarter. Single-family and multi-family housing starts were both up strongly from the previous year. Detroit’s riverfront will soon host a $65 million mixed-use development, Orleans Landing, spanning eight acres … Continue reading

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Miami Growth to Shift as Market Steadies

Miami is on pace to set a record for single-family home sales in 2015, besting last year’s record. The National Association of Realtors reports that condominium and single-family existing home sales for 2015Q3 were up over last year, and median … Continue reading

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Phoenix Economy Growing Moderately

Job growth in the Phoenix metropolitan area has outperformed the state of Arizona since the second half of 2010. The Phoenix economy contributed more than 85 percent of job growth for Arizona from mid-2014 to mid-2015. Most of the job … Continue reading

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Austin Supporting Texas Economic Growth

The Austin metropolitan area has been consistently outperforming the state of Texas in terms of private sector job growth after the Great Recession of 2008/2009. So far Austin’s year-over-year nonfarm payroll job growth has been above 3.0 percent for most … Continue reading

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San Antonio’s Economy to Ease on Energy Prices

It is no surprise that the San Antonio area will continue to feel the tremors of the energy shock after crude oil prices fell more than 50 percent (from$93/bbl to $45/bbl) by Mid-September 2015. The proximity of San Antonio to … Continue reading

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Energy Sector Consolidation Weighs on Houston

Lower for longer is a painful refrain for the Houston metro area, as the regional economy adjusts to ongoing low oil prices. After bouncing off the high 30s, West Texas intermediate crude oil has settled near $45 per barrel for … Continue reading

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North Texas Shows Benefits of Economic Diversity

The Texas economy is feeling the drag from lower oil prices, and North Texas is no exception. However, the well-diversified economy of the Dallas/Ft. Worth metro area is providing some insulation from the downdraft in the state’s energy sector. North … Continue reading

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San Francisco MSA Still Going Strong

In this issue we are rolling out our new expanded analysis of the Northern California economy. Coverage of Northern California will now include two separate publications of quarterly analysis within the region. The first publication will focus on the San … Continue reading

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San Jose MSA Leads the Largest U.S. Metro Areas in Job and Income Growth

In this issue we are rolling out our new expanded analysis of the Northern California economy. Coverage of Northern California will now include two separate publications of quarterly analysis within the region. The first publication will focus on the San … Continue reading

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The Greater Los Angeles Economy Continues to Improve

In this issue we are rolling out our new expanded analysis of the Southern California economy. Coverage of Southern California will now include two separate publications of quarterly analysis within the region. The first publication will focus on the San … Continue reading

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