Commercial real estate is usually known as a hedge against inflation. Is that still the case? There are many variables to consider and investors need to look at the whole picture.
Commercial real estate leases are changing. And according to the New York Times, banks currently hold about $2.38 trillion of commercial real estate loans. As tenants renegotiate their leases, building owners and landlords will likely be asking banks to restructure their loans, too.
Before the coronavirus hit, the outlook for commercial real estate was strong. Many experts were predicting another year of record growth. Others, at the end of 2019, couldn’t even pinpoint a near-term recession.
For fund managers and investors alike, the pandemic presents short-term challenges, long-term opportunities, and lessons to be learned. (authored by RSM US LLP)