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The stock market correction in January was the first of what some market experts believe may be a volatile year for the stock market—but will that volatility translate to the real estate market? Shahin Yazdi, principal and managing director at George Smith Partners says that the volatility in the stock market may actually create buying opportunities for investors and owner/users. We sat down with Yazdi for an exclusive interview to talk about the stock market correction, how it might impact CRE markets and how they are advising their clients as a result.

GlobeSt.com: Were you surprised to see the stock market correction at the beginning of this year?

Shahin Yazdi: This year’s correction was not surprising based on the double-digit growth we saw in 2017.  When rates and bonds begin to go up dramatically, we know that the stock market will react. Typically, it’s a question of when volatility will occur as opposed to if it will occur.

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Kelsi Maree Borland

Kelsi Maree Borland is a freelance journalist and magazine writer based in Los Angeles, California. For more than 5 years, she has extensively reported on the commercial real estate industry, covering major deals across all commercial asset classes, investment strategy and capital markets trends, market commentary, economic trends and new technologies disrupting and revolutionizing the industry. Her work appears daily on GlobeSt.com and regularly in Real Estate Forum Magazine. As a magazine writer, she covers lifestyle and travel trends. Her work has appeared in Angeleno, Los Angeles Magazine, Travel and Leisure and more.

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