Real estate market 2015 third quarter results show that nationally commercial property prices rose an average of 11% over the past twelve months according to a leading study. The report said cap rates are lower in all property categories for an average of 6.7%. Cap rates here in Southern California are about half the national average, and many cases less than that. Real estate market fundamentals are projected to continue to improve as vacancies decline, the economy grows, employment and consumer confidence grow. Los Angeles remains a particularly strong real estate market, particularly in better neighborhoods.