BEVERLY HILLS, CA-“Last year, 83% of your deals didn’t sell. This year, it feels like 83% of your deals are selling and that is a massive swing,” said Kevin Shannon, vice chairman of CBRE Investment Properties to an audience of top executives at Allen Matkins’ third annual View From the Top. “Things feel good again,” he continued, pointing out that there is a lot of product, lots of deal flow, and “our business has doubled.”

Shannon served on a panel moderated by Tony Natsis, moderator and partner of Allen Matkins. For Shannon, as well as others on the panel, “the optimism has returned.” Shannon said that the opportunity right now, as a buyer, would be to “look to put my money where other people are not right now.” Other panelists included Christopher Peatross, president of Swift Realty Partners LLC and Richard Ziman, chairman of AVP Advisors.

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