According to a NREI/Marcus & Millichap Investor Sentiment Survey, commercial real estate investors in Missouri and around the country are less enthusiastic about that sector compared to 2014. While they still believe that commercial real estate is still worth investing in, they are worried about long-term returns. There are several factors that have led to the softening in investor sentiment such as uncertainty about President Trump.
Missouri gamers might be interested in learning that Atari is suing Nestlé SA, a Swiss corporation, for infringing on its trademarks and copyrights. The lawsuit concerns a video game from Atari called Breakout.
Missouri businesses that are considering purchasing or leasing commercial property might think that August is a slow period for these types of transactions. The first half of August this year has been different than in previous years. Sales and leases from coast to coast have been stronger than in previous years as well as in earlier quarters of this year.
A Federal Reserve survey released on July 31 found that banks were tightening standards related to commercial lending. This may impact Missouri investors looking to buy multifamily properties or those who are looking to buy or develop land. However, business loan terms were largely unchanged in the past quarter. The Fed has placed a greater emphasis on commercial lending in its recent bank stress tests.