A new quarterly report for gauging the real estate market, "The United Realty/Zogby Real Estate Confidence Index," was released today.

The new index is "designed to provide an inside look at how major institutional and elite real estate investors view the market," according to a statement from Zogby Analytics. The report, which is available online at www.unitedrealtycos.com, is seeks to give people perspective on what types of real estate they are interested in buying, and what the attitude is toward the value of the real estate market.

The first report found 96 percent of poll respondents believe the commercial real estate market is "attractive," and 38 percent say it is "very attractive." Mutli-family and industrial real estate were found to be the most appealing to real estate investors for the next year, according to the report.

United Realty was founded by real estate investor Jacob Frydman. Zogby Analytics was was founded by pollster John Zogby.