Most economists feel the US CRE market is still on strong footing even as a potential recession looms and the on-going trade tensions between the U.S. and China continue . While some sectors saw declines year-to-year the average property cap rate remained stable and the industry remains optimistic. There are some trends driving the transaction activity in the market like high liquidity and steady property values which continue to make real estate an attractive option for both US and foriegn investors. However, it’s not all positive as things like affordability remain an issue in multi-family and retail sees regular declines in activity. This session will examine the driving factors that continue to make real estate a coveted asset along with, our experts’ predictions for the remainder of 2020 and beyond.
Latasha Edwards, Vice President, Asset Management, AvalonBay Communities
Jennifer Marler, Head of Real Estate, Guggenheim Real Estate