Analysis

Trimming the sails for growth: Business transformation is key

2014 commercial real estate outlook

Our 2014 commercial real estate outlook, the fifteenth publication in Deloitte’s series on critical issues affecting real estate, is based on original research combined with the insights and first-hand experience of many of our leading real estate practitioners. This outlook provides insights aligned to competition and markets, clients and products, governance, risk, and compliance, financial management, organizational effectiveness, and technology dynamics.

Three-quarters into 2013, the CRE industry is marked by continued recovery in asset prices, transactions, and capital availability. Asset prices are close to 2007 peaks in the major metropolitan markets and transaction activity has improved in the secondary markets. Debt markets have improved to a point where refinancing concerns have eased and there is less worry about the maturity schedule.

In addition, private equity and international investor interest have increased in U.S. CRE, with the region considered both the most stable as well as offering better overall returns relative to risk globally.

Can this recovery gain momentum as we move into 2014?

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