Tina Lichens Lichens: “An overarching theme is that sitting on the sidelines is not a preferred investment strategy.”

CARLSBAD, CA—There is likely a tipping point at which interest rates will have a greater impact on commercial real estate investors’ decisions, but few experts have determined what that specific number is, Real Capital Markets’ COO Tina Lichens tells GlobeSt.com. As we recently reported, heading into 2017, the majority of CRE investors are in a buying mode, according to the firm’s national investor sentiment survey. We spoke with Lichens about the role interest rates play in CRE investment decisions and at what point rising rates might impact those decisions.