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2018 Market Analysis & Industry Outlook: Real Estate

Overview: the U.S. Real Estate Industry

This section provides answers to key questions about the industry:

  1. What is the total market size (industry revenue)?
  2. What is the industry outlook?
  3. Market Analysis: Is the market growing or declining, and how quickly?
  4. Are long-term forecasts positive or negative?
  5. What is the average company size in the industry?
  6. How many companies are in the industry?

Market Size & Industry Statistics

The total U.S. industry market size for Real Estate: Industry statistics cover all companies in the United States, both public and private, ranging in size from small businesses to market leaders. In addition to revenue, the industry market analysis shows information on employees, companies, and average firm size.

Investors, banks, and business executives use growth rates and industry trends to understand the market outlook and opportunity.

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Market Size
(Total Sales/Revenue)

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Total Firms
Total Employees
Average Revenue Per Firm
Average Employees Per Firm
Statistics Source: U.S. Census, AnythingResearch Market Analysis

Market Forecast

Market forecasts show the long term industry outlook and future growth trends. The following five-year demand forecast projects both short-term and long-term trends.

market forecast

Forecast / Industry Outlook 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Market Forecast ($ millions)
Projected Industry Growth Rate (%)
Source: AnythingResearch Economic Analysis

Product & Services Breakdown

Research products and services in the Real Estate industry generating sales. Note that products are broken into categories with different levels of classification.

Product DescriptionNumber of Companies Sales ($ millions) Percent of Total Sales

Industry Total

Interest Income

Net Gains (Losses) From Sales Of Real Estate Property Owned By This Establishment For Investment, Rent, Or Lease

Other Investment Income - Net

Rental Of Residential Space In Buildings Or Other Facilities For Principal Use

Rental Of Land For Residential Use

Rental Of Land For Non-Residential Use

Rental Of Office And Professional Space

Rental Of Commercial Space

Rental Of Industrial And Manufacturing Space

Rental Of Space For Meetings, Conventions, And Similar Short-Term Business Uses

Rental Of Mini-Warehouses And Self-Storage Units Space

Rental Of Space For Weddings, Banquets, Parties And Similar Short-Term Social Uses

Rental Of Space For Sporting, Entertainment And Other Events

Rental Of Nonresidential Space In Buildings Or Other Facilities, Not Elsewhere Specified

Real Estate Agent And Brokerage Services

Reimbursements From Property Owners For Miscellaneous Expenditures, Including Payroll At Managed Properties (Common Paymaster),

Property Management Services

Real Estate Appraisal Services

Real Estate Consulting Services

Real Estate Listing Service

Real Estate Auction Services

Real Estate Relocation Services

Construction Services

Insurance Brokerage And Agency Services - Commissions

Other Services

U.S. Geographic Distribution: Revenue Statistics by State

Market Size by State ($ millions) indicates how the industry's competition is distributed throughout the country. State-level information can identify areas with higher and lower industry market share than average.

U.S. map by state

Income Statement (Average Financial Metrics)

Financial metrics provide a snapshot view of a benchmark "average" company. Key business metrics show revenue and operating costs. The data collected covers both public and private companies.

Industry AveragePercent of Sales
(Industry Benchmark)
Total Revenue

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Operating Revenue
Cost of Goods Sold
Gross Profit

Operating Expenses
Pension, profit sharing plans, stock, annuity
Rent paid on business property
Charitable Contributions
Domestic production activities deduction
Compensation of officers
Salaries and wages
Employee benefit programs
Taxes and Licenses
Bad Debts
Other Operating Expenses
Total Operating Expenses
Operating Income
Non-Operating Income
EBIT (Earnings Before Interest and Taxes)
Interest Expense
Earnings Before Taxes
Income Tax
Net Profit
Source: AnythingResearch Analysis of U.S. federal statistics

Financial Ratio Analysis

Financial ratio information can be used to benchmark how a Real Estate company compares to its peers. Accounting statistics are calculated from the industry-average for income statements and balance sheets.

Profitability & Valuation RatiosIndustry Average
Company valuation can be measured based on the firm's own performance, as well as in comparison against its industry competitors. These metrics show how the average company in the Real Estate industry is performing.
Profit Margin
Gross Profit Margin, Operating Profit Margin, and Net Profit Margin. Show company earnings relative to revenues.
Return on Equity (ROE)
Return on Equity (ROE) is net income as a percentage of shareholders' equity. Shareholders' Equity is defined as the company's total assets minus total liabilities. ROE shows how much profits a company generates with the money shareholders invested (or with retained earnings).
Return on Assets (ROA)
Return on Assets (ROA) is net income relative to total assets. The market research on Real Estate measures how efficiently the company leverages its assets to generate profit. ROA is calculated as Net Income divided by Total Assets.

Liquidity RatiosIndustry Average
Bankers and suppliers use liquidity to determine creditworthiness and identify potential threats to a company's financial viability.
Current Ratio
Measures a firm's ability to pay its debts over the next 12 months.
Quick Ratio (Acid Test)
Calculates liquid assets relative to liabilities, excluding inventories.

Efficiency Ratios - Key Performance IndicatorsIndustry Average
Measure how quickly products and services sell, and effectively collections policies are implemented.
Receivables Turnover Ratio
If this number is low in your business when compared to the industry average in the research report, it may mean your payment terms are too lenient or that you are not doing a good enough job on collections.
Average Collection Period
Based on the Receivables Turnover, this estimates the collection period in days. Calculated as 365 divided by the Receivables Turnover
Inventory Turnover
A low turnover rate may point to overstocking, obsolescence, or deficiencies in the product line or marketing effort.
Fixed-Asset Turnover
Generally, higher is better, since it indicates the business has less money tied up in fixed assets for each dollar of sales revenue.

Compensation & Salary Surveys for Employees

Compensation statistics provides an accurate assessment of industry-specific jobs and national salary averages. This information can be used to identify which positions are most common, and high, low, and average annual wages.

TitlePercent of WorkforceBottom Quartile Average (Median) SalaryUpper Quartile
Management Occupations 13%

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Chief Executives0%
General and Operations Managers2%
Other Management Occupations 9%
Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 9%
Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 9%
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 6%
Financial Specialists 7%
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 10%
Building Cleaning and Pest Control Workers 7%
Building Cleaning Workers 7%
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 6%
Sales and Related Occupations 19%
Retail Sales Workers 7%
Counter and Rental Clerks and Parts Salespersons 7%
Counter and Rental Clerks 7%
Other Sales and Related Workers 11%
Real Estate Brokers and Sales Agents 11%
Real Estate Brokers 8%
Real Estate Sales Agents 9%
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 24%
Information and Record Clerks 6%
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 7%
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 7%
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 6%
Other Office and Administrative Support Workers 7%
Office Clerks, General 7%
Office Clerks, General 7%
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 20%
Other Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 18%
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 18%
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 18%
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

Real Estate Industry Market Share [PREMIUM]

Largest companies in the industry and related industries, with private company revenue estimates.

CompanyAddressRevenue Estimate

Innovation News

  • Stadium Capital Management raises $500 million in funding. - 02/09/2018
  • Weitzman Management trademarks "WEITZMAN ANNUAL FORECAST" - arranging, organizing and conducting business conferences in the field of real estate - 02/09/2018
  • Howard Hughes Management trademarks "HUGHES DISTRICT" - Leasing of real estate; Real estate management services - 02/09/2018
  • Allegis Residential Services trademarks "ASPM SAN DIEGO" - Real estate listing services for housing rentals and apartment rentals; Real estate management consultation; Real estate management services; Real estate service - 02/09/2018
  • Wheeler Real Estate Investment Trust raises $5 million in funding. - 01/24/2018
  • Alexandria Real Estate Equities raises $1 million in funding. - 01/16/2018
  • Redfin patents Personalized Real Estate Event Feed - 01/04/2018
  • Ten-X patents Online Marketplace System - 08/31/2017
  • Costar Realty Information patents Identifying Points Of Interest - 08/17/2017

  • Top Innovators

    CompanyInnovation Score
    Pictometry International80
    Homeaway Holdings56
    Washington Arbitration & Mediation Services
    ST. Joe

    Additional companies, details and innovation scoring in the full report.

    Latest Industry News

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    • Real estate agent fined over lead paint charge - A local real estate broker who failed to tell a client about lead paint in a home was sentenced this past week to time served, a $1,000 fine and restitution of $53,326. Maureen S. Walck, 73, of Lockport, pleaded guilty Sept. 7, to failure to provide a lead ... (01/14/2018)
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    Government Contracts

    In 2016, the federal government spent a total of $531,478,019 on Real Estate. It has awarded 14,990 contracts to 2,208 companies, with an average value of $240,706 per company.   

    Top government vendors:

    CompanyFederal ContractsTotal Award Amount