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Minneapolis St. Paul Residential Real Estate Index

The Minneapolis St. Paul Residential Real Estate Index is designed to be a broad measure of the general strength and health of the Twin Cities residential housing market and covers the entire 13-county Twin Cities metro market. The index is a composite of a number of different factors that influence the residential real estate market, including selling price, number of closed sales, the proportion of distressed to traditional sales, days on the market, month’s supply, number of pending sales, number of new listings, number of homes for sale, and the sale price as a percentage of the asking price. These factors are then synthesized in to a numerical index each month.

Current Index:June 2016

Past Indices


Minnesota Commercial Real Estate Survey

The Minnesota Commercial Real Estate Survey has been developed by the University of St. Thomas Master of Science degree in Real Estate and Shenehon Center for Real Estate, and it is designed to be a forecasting tool for the commercial real estate market in the Twin Cities. The survey posed questions to local real estate market experts on their expectations of future vacancy rates and rental rate growth, on development costs and on new project financing structure. The questions were chosen to explore the various aspects of commercial real estate development and for their impact on how much new investment would be undertaken.

Current Survey: May 2016 Survey

Past Surveys

University of St. Thomas / BATC Home Builders Survey

The Minnesota Commercial Real Estate Survey has been developed by the Shenehon Center for Real Estate at the University of St. Thomas in cooperation with the Builders Association of the Twin Cities. It is designed to be a forecasting tool to measure local homebuilders’ expectations of the single family residential construction market in the Twin Cities area. The survey posed questions to a wide variety of area homebuilders concerning their expectations of future market conditions. The questions were chosen to explore the various aspects of the factors that would be likely to influence the rate of new home construction over the next 12 months.

Current Survey:June 2016 Survey

December 2015 Survey


Featured Research

Minnesota Commercial Real Estate Survey

The survey released May 2013 shows a mixed bag of optimism for the commercial real estate market in the next two years.
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Real Estate at UST

The University of St. Thomas is the only university in the Twin Cities offering an undergraduate and graduate degree in real estate as well as real estate industry research and professional development programs.