The COVID-19 outbreak severely dented commercial real estate (CRE) mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activity during 2020. Yet even amid the challenges, pent-up demand for desirable properties and abundantly available low-cost funding should help the CRE industry revive (albeit unevenly) and, ultimately, thrive. We’ll discuss:
- How 2020 CRE M&A performance was a tale of “haves” and “have-nots,” with the pandemic accelerating trends already in play
- Factors that should build enthusiasm for deal-making as 2021 progresses
- Trends and drivers that may influence executives’ ability to execute on strategic growth plans
Participants will gain insights into M&A opportunities for CRE sellers, buyers, and investors in 2021, even if conditions remain volatile and uncertain.
Meet the speakers
Anthony V. Scalese
Anthony, a partner with Deloitte & Touche LLP, focuses on M&A due diligence and leads the real estate sector of M&A within the Financial Risk, Transactions & Restructuring practice. Anthony has been with Deloitte for more than 15 years, focusing the last 12 years on delivering M&A services to both private equity clients and corporate buyers.