Market Research

IPA’s research division is dedicated to providing institutional clients with cutting-edge market research. This group produces more than 1,000 research products annually, customized by property type and local market. Please check out the depth and breadth of our reports below.

Special Report

Toys R Us Liquidation, March 2018

New age of retail forces adaptation. The rapidly evolving retail landscape bypassed Toys R Us, resulting in a bankruptcy protection filing and ultimately the announced closures of roughly 800 locations.

Multifamily Investment Forecast

National Report, 2018

Growth Cycle Invigorated by ConīŦdence; Tax Laws Could Transform Housing...

National Medical Office Building Research Report

National Report, First Half 2018

Tax Reform Raises Healthcare Market Ambiguity;
Intact Affordable Care Act Keeps Investors Optimistic

National Seniors Housing Research Report

National Report, First Half 2018

Changing Outlook on Homeownership Strengthens Demand for Seniors Housing;
Crossover Capital Increases Pool of Buyers

Industrial Investment Forecast

National Report, 2018

The rise of online shopping and faster delivery times are fostering significant demand for industrial properties near...

Office Investment Forecast

National Report, 2018

Robust office demand from growing technology firms moved Seattle-Tacoma up one notch to lead this year’s Index.

Retail Investment Forecast

National Report, 2018

A steady pace of hiring and prospects of rising wages will drive expectations for lower retail property vacancy and rising rents this year.

North Carolina Retail Investment Report

North Carolina Metro Areas, Third Quarter 2017

Strong retail sales shine brightly on North Carolina retail markets. Household and population growth well above the national level produced retail sales gains that outpaced that of the U.S. during the last four quarters.

Medical Office Research Report

Medical Office Building Report, Second Half 2017

Changes to healthcare law uncertain, but strong demographic trends persist. Healthcare reform has...

Special Report Suburban Office Challenging CBD

Midyear 2017

CBD led office recovery. Central Business District office markets garnered attention during the recovery as a variety of large companies announced relocations to downtown areas.

Atlanta Office Investment Report

Atlanta Metro Area, Second Quarter 2017

Office-using job growth fuels space demand. Corporate expansions and relocations bode well for the Atlanta office market.

Austin Office Investment Report

Austin Metro Area, Second Quarter 2017

Hiring in key sectors elevating Austin office market. Broad-based employment growth continues in Austin, with local job gains occurring at twice the rate of U.S. expansion.

Bay Area Office Investment Report

Bay Area Metro Area, Second Quarter 2017

Slowing job growth straining office demand. While newly created jobs remain overwhelmingly skewed toward traditional office-using professions, the rate of growth has slowed dramatically.

Boston Office Investment Report

Boston Metro Area, Second Quarter 2017

Boston’s office vacancy is at the lowest rate in a decade. Dropping vacancies are supported by office-space demand led by finance, tech and scientific companies.

Chicago Office Investment Report

Chicago Metro Area, Second Quarter 2017

CBD continues leading the Chicago office market. Positive absorption and accelerating rent growth in the CBD represent the theme of further employer expansion and positive impact from relocations in the city.

Dallas/Fort Worth Office Investment Report

Dallas/Fort Worth Metro Area, Second Quarter 2017

Metroplex hiring continues to build momentum. Dallas job creation accelerated in the past four quarters.

Denver Office Investment Report

Denver Metro Area, Second Quarter 2017

Office developers follow FasTrack expansions. Since 2016, three FasTrack lines have opened, along with the Flatiron Flyer Rapid Bus Transit Service, connecting numerous neighborhoods and expanding commuting options.

Detroit Office Investment Report

Detroit Metro Area, Second Quarter 2017

Robust office-using employment generates space demand. Job gains in office-using firms have outpaced the percentage gains in overall employment growth in six of the last seven years, as more than 110,000 white-collar positions were created.

Houston Office Investment Report

Houston Metro Area, Second Quarter 2017

Houston businesses ignite hiring efforts to start the year. Local employment levels surged in early 2017, marking the largest three-month increase in staffing levels since late 2014.

Indianapolis Office Investment Report

Indianapolis Metro Area, Second Quarter 2017

Success of large tech firms provides foundation for the burgeoning industry. More than 114,000 people are employed in the technology sector in Indiana and the expansion of the industry is centered in the Indianapolis metro.

Ohio Office Investment Report

Ohio Metro Area, Second Quarter 2017

More tech firms are expanding in the nation’s midsize cities to lower costs and attract workers. Ohio’s three major markets are benefiting from this trend as tech hiring proliferates, especially in Columbus and Cincinnati.

Special Report

Amazon Steps Into Real World Retail, Third Quarter 2017

Amazon enters grocery business with $13.7 billion purchase of Whole Foods. After testing a variety of concepts to enter the grocery store segment, Amazon recently announced an agreement to acquire Whole Foods Market for $13.7 billion.

Special Report

Emerging Trends: Transaction Pullback

Investors scale back activity as market recalibrates to higher interest rates...

Baltimore Office Investment Forecast

Baltimore, 2017 Outlook

Slower development offers stability to operations; office demand remains steady. Following the largest volume of development since 2009, office operations have seen an uptick in vacancy as net absorption trailed completions.

Kansas City Office Investment Report

Kansas City, 2017 Outlook

Vacancy rates and rents to remain stable. Expansion of the number of financial services, tech and engineering positions will carry office-using job creation in 2017, fueling demand for space.

Special Report

Emerging Trends: Expectation Gap Widens

Unforeseen events tap the brakes of the investment market.

Special Report

Trump Election: Investor Implications

Trump Victory to Push Economy From Status Quo.

Special Foreign Investment Report

Third Quarter 2016

Foreign demand for U.S. commercial real estate elevated.

North Carolina Office Market Report

North Carolina Region, Second Half 2017

Robust office demand supports construction pipeline. The addition of new workers to payrolls, especially in Charlotte and Raleigh, bode well for office markets.

South Carolina Office Market Report

South Carolina Region, Second Half 2017

Steady hiring in office-using sectors propels demand in Charleston. Among the three South Carolina metros, Charleston leads employment gains. The market added nearly 2,800 office-using jobs in the last four quarters, which assists in generating the need for office space.

Local Research Reports