Tina Lichens Tina Lichens

Economic sentiment is shifting, but the long cycle still has no end in sight. A the 2019 National Investor Sentiment report from Real Capital Markets shows that investors believe the economy is shifting from a booming market to a plateauing market. While this means that the cycle will be prolonged, it also shows that investors are showing a heightened level of caution. Overall, the economy continues to be healthy and growing.

“Most real estate investors and related professionals agree that the U.S. economy remains strong on many different levels, but particularly when measured by corporate and job growth, unemployment declines and when compared to the rest of the world,” Tina Lichens, COO of Real Capital Markets, tells GlobeSt.com. “Many investors believe that the level of discipline during this cycle—whether that is at the developer or lender level—has added to the strength of the market. As a result, there generally has been very little overbuilding and/or over-leveraging to disrupt the balance of supply and demand.”

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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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