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James C. Dragon

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Ten Predictions and Current Trends in the Commercial Real Estate Market

Whether you're just starting or have been in the commercial real estate industry for decades, there are a few trends you should always be aware of. This essay will shed light on these tendencies in the commercial real estate sector.

The commercial real estate market set a new high for the first half of the year, with transactions of almost $600 billion. Sales for December were the highest they'd been since the outbreak began.

In May, business activity revived. It has been a sluggish month of May, with the week of May 17-24 being the slowest since the middle of April. There was a 49% year-over-year drop in the second week of May and a 10% drop in the third week. There was a 62% annual drop in the first two weeks of April.

The year-over-year decline was 36% in the fourth week of March 2020. Sales for the month were up 6% over the same period last year.
The millennial generation is making an impact on the property market. As a result, the suburbs are changing in ways that were unthinkable only a few decades ago. They've decided to settle in a suburban area. Likewise, they have an impact on the construction and real estate sectors.

Many people's first impression of a millennial is that they are sophisticated and tech-savvy urbanites. They're also well-known for their forward-thinking stances. Most likely, they will use the internet to look for an apartment. In addition, they are a very communicative generation. They favor locations that are convenient for getting to work, going out, and shopping. Bigger, more open, and more spacious houses are also appealing to them.

Among generations, millennials now make up the biggest group purchasing homes. It's estimated that they make up nearly half of all homebuyers in the United States. Additionally, they are the generation most likely to use a real estate agent.

It's no secret that the real estate industry is struggling, even though it's been around for decades and uses a tried and true formula. Technology has evolved as a useful instrument that may facilitate property management and the provision of services to customers.

The distance between renters and property owners is shrinking with the aid of technology. Smart locks help empty apartments get rented out faster, and virtual reality lets potential tenants tour properties without leaving their homes.

The financial effects of the COVID-19 pandemic are being studied by several researchers. Why? Because the epidemic has already reached many parts of the globe. Government officials, central banks, and investors may all benefit from the study's findings. The housing market is another sector that might be affected.

The effects of COVID-19 on the housing market have been the subject of research in more than fifty scholarly articles as of this writing. The majority of them are America-centric. Of course, they also talk about how this would affect the global real estate industry. Recent empirical findings and market forecasts will be summed up in this article.

Initially, the commercial real estate sector was hit hard by the epidemic. The MIT Center for Real Estate's research revealed a drastic decline in market liquidity as the pandemic unfolded.
Commercial real estate was not hit hard by the recent wave of foreclosures, unlike the residential housing market. However, this does not mean that the sector is immune to the economic downturn.

Retail real estate has taken a beating alongside the office market, which has been undergoing a significant reset. Because of rising costs associated with traditional office space and the rise of telecommuting options, businesses are always on the lookout for new places to set up shop.

The real estate markets on the coasts, including those of Seattle, Denver, and Salt Lake City, have been among the most successful. All the same, these urban centers have their unique problems. Shortages of workers might raise inflation concerns, which is a problem. A related issue is cost. The trend toward decentralization can partly be attributed to this.

Not even interest rates at record lows can make up for the lack of supply. That's why there are some regions where homeowners are staying put for significantly longer than the rest of the country.

Further, incorporating AI and ML into building management and construction could boost operational effectiveness, safety, and security. Tools for analyzing large amounts of data can also be used to narrow in on the ideal clientele for a given property and boost sales.

The good news is that typical homeowner can maintain their house and keep their property taxes low. The state legislature of California has just passed a law that will allow seniors to downsize to a home with a lower tax rate. For senior citizens in California, who worry about getting a surprise tax bill, this is a major development.

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