chi-Epstien_J1 (4) Jay Epstien, co-chair of DLA Piper’s global real estate practice

CHICAGO—DLA Piper released a new “State of the Market Survey” at its 14th Global Real Estate Summit in Chicago today, and the results show that most top commercial real estate executives remain optimistic . Sixty percent of the 222 surveyed were “bullish” on CRE’s prospects. That’s a big drop from 2014, when 89% expressed similar confidence, but considering we’re now seven long years into a recovery, it’s also a testament to the industry’s underlying strength.