Press Release

After Strong First Quarter CBRE Lifts 2018 Newark Lodging Forecast

12 6 2018


Based on better than expected first quarter performance, CBRE Hotels’ Americas Research (CBRE) has enhanced its outlook for 2018.  According to STR, U.S. hotels enjoyed a 3.5 percent increase in revenue per available room (RevPAR) during the first quarter of 2018, exceeding the 2.5 percent RevPAR gain expected by CBRE for the period. Accordingly, CBRE now is forecasting a 2.8 percent annual increase in RevPAR for U.S. hotels in 2018, a 0.3 percentage point enhancement over the 2.5 percent mark published in CBRE’s March 2018 Hotel Horizons® report.

In Newark, the hotel industry also had a very strong first quarter. During the first quarter, Newark enjoyed a RevPAR gain of 9.9 percent. Three-quarters of that growth came from an increase in occupancy. 

“Newark’s strong Q1 performance, along with a softening of the supply pipeline for 2018, resulted in our 2018 RevPAR forecast being revised upwards from our prior forecast of a 0.2 percent decline to 3.6 percent growth,” said Mark VanStekelenburg, CBRE Hotels. 

One factor that influenced the increase in RevPAR growth was the unusual weather in the Northeast during the first quarter. As a result of the numerous late winter storms, the hotel industry in Newark benefited greatly.  

Additionally, New York City had a terrific first quarter, which also benefited the surrounding suburbs, including Newark. 

In Newark, CBRE is forecasting a 75 percent occupancy rate for 2018, which is a 1.4 percent increase from the previous year. In 2019, CBRE predicts the occupancy rate will drop slightly to 74.8 percent.
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