Leaders in Commercial Real Estate Confident about Investing in the U.S.

Leaders in Commercial Real Estate Confident about Investing in the U.S.

Posted on: April 5, 2016

Commercial Real EstateThe first Real Confidence™ survey was recently conducted by the Atlus Group, the National Council of Real Estate Investment Fiduciaries (NCREIF), and the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts® (NAREIT). This survey polled C-suite Commercial Real Estate (CRE) executives with over $700 billion combined real estate assets under management to gain insight into their sentiments, as well as to assist in forecasting approaching trends in the commercial real estate industry.

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Respondents rated their outlook for 2016 on a scale of 0 (no confidence) to 100 (absolute confidence).

According to the 2016 Real Confidence™ survey:

  • Confidence in the U.S. economy is 63.3, much higher than the 45.4 confidence in the global economy.
  • Respondents reported better-than-average confidence that U.S. real estate development will increase, at 58.9.
  • Respondents rated the state of the U.S. real estate industry at 68.5.
  • Respondents were relatively confident that rents and occupancy would continue to increase throughout 2016, with ratings at 75.7 and 65.1, respectively.

This data reveals that top commercial real estate executives are optimistic about the ongoing performance of the U.S market, particularly when compared to the global market.

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The results of this survey reinforce the evidence that the U.S. economy is strengthening, along with the recent modest hike by the U.S. Federal Reserve in interest rates. 2016 is an ideal time to invest in the U.S. economy through commercial real estate in order to capitalize on the ongoing economic upturn. Due to its relatively stable market and the late 2015 tax changes, the U.S. has become an ideal market for many foreign investors.

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