SCOTTSDALE, AZ—“Over the past few years we have all heard thatthe market is in recovery. Proponents of this positioncontinually point at the financial markets and in particular theDow Jones Industrial Average as the supporting proof of theirclaim,” says Larry Anweiler, a real estate expertand professor with Kaplan University. “However if we look below thesurface we find several indicators that do not support thepromising picture being offered to the public.”

A better indication, he says in this exclusive column below, maybe commercial real estate vacancy “as these indicators betterexplain the current recovery or lack of recovery dependent on yourviewpoint.”

Larry Anweiler is a professor for the real estate degreeprogram at Kaplan University. The views expressed in this articlebelow are solely those of the author and do not represent the viewof Kaplan University or of and Real EstateForum.

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