Q4 Sentiment Index Dips to 57 Despite Robust Market Fundamentals
Commercial real estate executives forecast that asset values and capital availability will stabilize over the next year, leading to more measured market conditions, according to The Real Estate Roundtable's latest quarterly "Sentiment Index" released today.
"Responses to our Q4 2015 Sentiment Survey show that commercial real estate fundamentals continue to be strong, driven by robust demand across most major markets and asset classes. Concerns with appreciation in CRE asset values over the next year center on the timing and pace of interest rate changes, and international volatility. However, some survey respondents also note that international volatility might create more demand for safe haven assets like US CRE, thus continuing to push values forward and a slow, measured rate increase could be very positive longer term for the US economy," said Roundtable CEO and President Jeffrey D. DeBoer."
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