NEW YORK CITY—Yesterday we looked at the idea that with interestrate increases on the horizon, the safest commercial real estate assets were value-add andopportunistic ones.

That, at least, was one conclusion of the Q2 2014 UnitedRealty/Zogby Real Estate Confidence Index, in which 45% ofrespondents said they were anticipating a 50 basis-point increase,and 15% anticipating increases of more than 100 basis-points in the10-Year Treasury.

And that conclusion is, as many respondents to our informalsurvey said, common sense. To recap, here is how PeterMuoio, chief economist at Auction.comexplained it to

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Erika Morphy

Erika Morphy has been writing about commercial real estate at for more than ten years, covering the capital markets, the Mid-Atlantic region and national topics. She's a nerd so favorite examples of the former include accounting standards, Basel III and what Congress is brewing.