Weekend Reading for the Commercial Real Estate Industry - January 3, 2020

Written by Brent Carnduff | January 3, 2020

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Happy New Year! Its a time of the year to reflect on the past, and look forward to the future. This weekend's edition does just that - enjoy!

  • A look back on changes in the CRE market since 2010
  • Private Equity activity expected to increase in 2020
  • What to expect in the office and industrial sectors for 2020

How the 2010s Changed CRE Forever: Part I by Dees Stribling on Bisnow National

For commercial real estate, a decade is an eon.

The multifamily sector has evolved from an also-ran to single-family housing in the minds of Americans to the darling property type of the decade — in demand, but also a market bifurcated like never before into Class-A and everything else.

At the beginning of the 2010s, industrial real estate was an ugly duckling. At the end of the decade, last-mile logistics became the booming handmaiden of the nation's vast online retail market, which has done nothing but expand since the end of the recession, punching a hole in retail real estate in the process.

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How the 2010s Changed CRE Forever: Part II by Dees Stribling on Bisnow National

Not so long ago, offices were sterile places of business, full stop. Now they are much more: American offices have opened up during the last decade, with a new emphasis on worker collaboration, creative amenities, hospitality and technology to link the workplace with everyplace else.

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Private Equity Fund Activity Expected to Rise Next Year by Kelsi Maree Borland on Globe St.

Private equity fund activity will likely increase next year. Low investor confidence in the public markets is driving an increase of investment in commercial real estate assets. In 2020, the trend will only gain momentum as investors are looking to place capital in hard assets.

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What's the Outlook for the U.S. Office Market in the Year Ahead? by Patricia Kirc on National Real Estate Investor

Nationally, office supply will likely outstrip demand in 2020, with a slight uptick in vacancy, Bitner notes. But from a historic viewpoint, vacancy levels will remain relatively low.

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Can 'Unprecedented' Industrial Growth Continue? by Alexandra Pacurar on Commercial Property Executive

. . . for the first time in the last nine years, new supply is on course to outpace overall demand by nearly 70 million square feet. Tray Anderson, logistics and industrial lead for the Americas at Cushman & Wakefield, discusses why this will not negatively impact the market and what we can expect from the industrial sector for the next 12 months.

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Read Past Editions

Weekend Reading for the Commercial Real Estate Industry - December 27, 2019
Weekend Reading for the Commercial Real Estate Industry - December 20, 2019
Weekend Reading for the Commercial Real Estate Industry - December 13, 2019
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