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Spring Update. This update is the latest in our series of periodic reports which take a closer look at macro factors impacting commercial real estate (CRE). As in all of our reports, we take a fact-based approached using independent research to produce an unbiased analysis of key developments from a CRE perspective. Fore more, go to http://www.YeskeyRealEstate.com. Read more »
A closer look at expectations for 2012. Previous posts discussed how government oversight has emerged as the most impactful issue for CRE, and now we want to take a break from government, and offer some predictions for CRE and its drivers in this pivotal election year. As always, our approach is fact-based, using independent research to develop realistic predictions relevant to the economy, capital markets and alternatives, and commercial real estate. Read more »
From Great Recession to Great Debate. The previous blogs discussed how the massive wave of government oversight following the Great Recession fueled a Great Debate about how much intervention is too much. We also suggested dismantling the notion that government is always detrimental, and the need to expand the debate beyond “left vs. right” or “big vs. small” to how the power of government can help the U.S. compete globally. Read more »
Ides of March. In keeping with the March 15th date, we want to discuss the need to assassinate the idea that there is nothing positive or beneficial about government oversight of the financial system that supports CRE. The issue of how much government involvement is appropriate has been part of the national conversation since the Great Depression, and the argument has intensified with recent events, especially the Great Recession caused by the 2008-2009 financial crisis, which is still being felt today, despite some modest signs of recovery.
What is the Great Debate? The root causes and aftermath of the Great Recession have fueled a Great Debate, with one side arguing that more government oversight is essential to prevent the next crisis, and opponents fervently insisting government needs to take a step back and let the free market generate economic growth. The worst of the financial crisis may be behind us, but the government remains fixated on overhauling the financial system, and the election has brought the good, bad, and ugly aspects of the debate to the foreground. Read more »
Abundance of issues. What trends do CRE participants really need to pay attention to? In 2012, an obvious answer is hard to come by, as election year hysteria ramps up, and the economy attempts a fragile recovery. We have a surplus of issues demanding our attention, making it hard to prioritize.
Here are just a few examples of key issues currently impacting CRE: Read more »