The Impact of COVID-19 on Existing Commercial Real Estate Trends

The pandemic and the economic downtown impacted—and accelerated—some CRE trends significantly.  Although COVID-19 led to a global economic downturn, it hasn’t ended up as severe as some early projections estimated. In June 2020, the World...

Inflation or Deflation: What Will We See in the Post-COVID World?

Many analysts believe we will enter an inflationary period, but some predict the inverse A return to normalcy is drawing closer with news that the United States could distribute up to 500 million vaccine doses...

What Can We Expect From Retail in 2021?

Retail had a turbulent and uneven ride during the COVID-19 pandemic, but a broad recovery should follow once most Americans receive a vaccination. It goes without saying that 2020 was an incredibly challenging year for...

Social Distancing Layout Tips For the Office

Social distancing could remain necessary for a period, even after the COVID-19 vaccine rollout Although it appears as though most of the American population will have access to a COVID-19 vaccine by the summer, many...

A Look at the Post-COVID Recovery of the Hotel Industry

The pandemic is severely challenging the hotel industry, and a bounce-back could take some time. Although the pandemic is causing massive economic disruption and putting numerous sectors in trouble, perhaps no industry is experiencing more...

Does the Hotelization of Offices Work in the Age of COVID?

More services and amenities could be the key to attracting tenants. But the difficulty of obtaining capital for customized improvements puts up barriers to “hotelizing” offices. COVID-19 is speeding up the work-from-home revolution, as more...

Is the Open Office Concept a Thing of the Past?

The need for social distancing is sure to amplify many pre-pandemic questions about the efficiency of open offices. The open-concept office is widespread in corporate America, though it has taken some hits in recent years....

Why Distribution and Fulfillment Spaces Could Remain in High Demand

COVID has accelerated reliance on technology and increased online shopping, which could continue to make warehouse space a valuable investment in 2021 and beyond. COVID-19 has created a situation where consumers spend less time in...

How the Post-COVID Recovery Could Look and What It Means For CRE

Recovery from the COVID-driven recession likely won't be linear, and the commercial real estate sector could be in for some volatility in the coming months. There's no doubt many businesses are feeling COVID-related economic struggles...

Why Commercial Real Estate Remains a Solid Investment Despite the Risk of Inflation

Inflation brings about uncertainty, but CRE could be a stable investment to protect against its outcomes. There's a non-trivial chance that we're heading toward a lengthy period of high inflation because of the Federal Reserve...

Is the COVID-19 Move to the Suburbs a Durable Trend?

Many Millennials no longer want to live and work in urban centers—but how much of the shift is driven by the pandemic or whether it’s a lasting trend is unclear. As Millennials start having children...

Commercial Real Estate’s Winners and Losers in the COVID-19 Economy

Although the pandemic is creating economic challenges worldwide, some industries are faring better than others and thriving because of the shift in consumer behavior. COVID-19 has done a number on the American economy, with unemployment...