2015 Commercial Real Estate Outlook
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From the Deloitte U.S. Center for Financial Services
In many ways, the commercial real estate (CRE) industry is on more solid footing than it has been for quite some time. The U.S. economy continues to progress and investors are generally seeing robust performance across most property types and markets. Availability of financing through traditional and nontraditional channels is likely to continue to drive domestic and international investor interest in U.S. CRE. Together, these should further strengthen transactions and pricing across primary, secondary, and tertiary markets. However, concerns — some new, some old — are keeping industry executives on their toes. Whether it’s the pressure coming from nontraditional competitors, the evolving threat of cybercrime, the imperative to be sustainable, or the rising cost of regulatory compliance, CRE executives have ever evolving challenges.
The top issues for commercial real estate in 2015 are:
- Macroeconomic fundamentals
- CRE investments
- CRE financing
- Transaction activity
- Property-specific fundamentals
- Technology and automation
- Security and privacy