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Commercial Real Estate News for Thursday, Dec. 15

Retail Sales in U.S. Increased Less Than Forecast in November

As forecasted, November’s retail sales did not meet the forecast. This is a slow down after the previous two months of consumer spending. The information did not sway the Federal Reserve’s plan to raise interest rates this week for the first time in a year.

Interest Rate Hike No Surprise and Will Be Easily Digested, Real Estate Pros Say

The Federal Reserve announced they would raise interest rates between 0.5 and 0.75%. Their decision was based off stronger labor markets, nearly 2.0% inflation and an optimism for the American economy. Commercial real estate insiders say this was long expected and will likely have very little impact on borrowing rates.

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