Political Polarization, Global Uncertainty Top the CRE® 2017-18 Top Ten Issues Affecting Real Estate List

2017-18 CRE Top Ten Issues Affecting Real Estate

Political polarization and global uncertainty lead the list of current and emerging disruptors that are expected to have the most significant impact on real estate in 2017 and 2018, according to The Counselors of Real Estate®, which recently released The CRE® 2017-18 Top Ten Issues Affecting Real Estate. The announcement was made during the keynote address of the National Association of Real Estate Editors annual conference in Denver by Scott Muldavin, CRE, 2017 chair of The Counselors of Real Estate–the invitation-only professional association for the industry’s leading real estate advisors. Mr. Muldavin is president of The Muldavin Company, a real estate advisory firm in San Rafael, Calif. The list is developed annually by members of the CRE organization’s External Affairs group, led by research executive and author Peter C. Burley, CRE, Chicago and Victor Calanog, Ph.D., CRE, chief economist and senior vice president, Reis, New York City. The Counselors’ 1,100 members around the world undertake an extensive collaborative dialogue on current issues and trends to identify the final list. The other issues on this year’s list are Technology, Generational Disruptions, Retail Disruptions, Infrastructure Investment, Housing: The Big Mismatch, Lost Decades of the Middle Class, Real Estate’s Emerging Role in Health Care, Immigration and Climate Change. Mr. Muldavin emphasized that many of the issues are interconnected and reflective pf both global uncertainty and seemingly relentless disruption in the economy and multiple real estate sectors. Opportunity is embedded, though, within every issue on the list. The Counselors of Real Estate is known for thought leadership, extraordinary…

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