It is hard to imagine a more interesting year than this one. The frenzied pace of commercial real estate activity across all property types and most geographies was enough to keep it interesting for much of the year. On the other side of the coin were the heart-wrenching natural disasters in some of the region, which left many with damaged properties but determined spirits. Here’s to another year of positive growth and sustained CRE activity, but with definitely less excitement in the weather department. Happy New Year!—Lisa Brown