Victor Calanog

Vice President of Research & Head of Economics

Victor Calanog is vice president of research and economics at Reis. He and his team of economists and analysts are responsible for the firm’s market forecasting, valuation, and real estate portfolio analytics services. His research has received awards and fellowship support from several institutions, including the Ford Foundation, the Russell Sage Foundation and the Penn Lauder Center for International Business Research.

Are Suburban Office Markets Making a Comeback?
Suburban office markets seem to be picking up steam.
A Coming Deluge of Apartment Construction
There are indications that anywhere from 150,000 to 200,000 units under construction in the top 79 markets that Reis tracks, with approximate completion dates from late 2012 to 2013. That is more than triple the rate of inventory growth in 2011.
Is the Retail Recovery Finally Here?
The latest data through February 2012 provides evidence that a broad-based recovery for retail properties may finally have commenced.
Will Rollover Risk Sink the Office Recovery in 2012?
As leases signed at the peak of the market expire, will office markets face a challenge?
Why All Is Not (Uniformly) Rosy in the Apartment Sector
Challenges face even the hottest commercial property sector.
The Have and Have-Not World of Retail
Recovery in the retail sector has lagged overall, but some sectors have performed better than others.
Has the Slowdown in the Office Sector Begun?
Troubling signs have emerged that signal the office sector may be in for another dip.
How Will The Economic Slowdown Affect Commercial Real Estate Fundamentals?
Volatility continued to haunt financial markets in late August through early September, and fear of a double-dip recession remains prevalent.
Despite the Market Turbulence, There Will Be No Double-Dip Recession
The tumultuous events of the last four weeks have prompted downward revisions to economic forecasts, and for good reason.
Trends in Cap Rates Can Be Deceiving As the Office Market Shows
Rollover risk is particularly important for office properties because of the large share of space occupied by specific tenants.
Will Cap Rates Rise or Fall in 2011 and 2012? The Answer May Surprise You
After rising 300 to 500 basis points in 2009, average transaction-based cap rates fell in 2010 through early 2011.
Solving the Cap Rate Puzzle
After rising 300 to 500 basis points in 2009, average transaction-based cap rates fell in 2010 through early 2011. Why have cap rates fallen so quickly
Is the Gap Between Residential and Commercial Values Structural or Cyclical?
Commercial and residential values have generally moved in lockstep over the last three decades.
Will Commercial Real Estate Provide a Good Hedge Against Inflation?
It seems to be only a matter of time before higher inflation makes its way into official U.S. figures.
Will Electronic Commerce Kill Brick-and-Mortar Retail?
With a larger share of retail sales migrating to online channels, what fate awaits traditional physical retail centers?
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