Tina Lichens Tina Lichens

Economic sentiment is shifting, and while there is a debate over whether or not the end of the cycle is nigh, few real estate professionals are predicting a market boom in the next few years. According to the most recent sentiment report from Real Capital Markets, the majority of investors are predicting a flat market ahead—but despite the shift in sentiment, most are planning to remain in buy mode. The reason? Market fundamentals are strong, especially in multifamily and industrial asset classes.

“Investors should remain in buy mode because, generally speaking, market fundamentals remain strong,” Tina Lichens, COO at Real Capital Markets, tells GlobeSt.com. “This is especially true for multifamily and industrial assets, which continue to be ranked as the most attractive property sectors. Further, although interest rates have increased over the last year, the cost of capital still is very reasonable and is not expected to increase appreciably through 2019. Good investments with solid returns are still available across all asset classes, though investors may have to manage their expectations in a dynamic and constantly changing real estate marketplace.”

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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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