Commercial market may have hit bottom

Commercial real estate sales and values increased in April.

The Moody’s/REAL Commercial Property Price Index rose 1.7 percent from March, Moody’s reported Monday.

Commercial real estate declined 41 percent from its peak in October 2007, hitting a low in October 2009. Property sales rose 50 percent in the first quarter from the same period a year ago to $15.4 billion, according to Real Capital Analytics.

Source: The Wall Street Journal, Brian Louis (06/21/2010)