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As prices in Southern California continue to climb past peak levels and cap rates compress, some investors have begun to look elsewhere for opportunities. However, Radius Commercial Real Estate says that there are still strong reasons to remain active in the Southern California market, listing the strong economy—fifth largest in the world—a high ranking on the Opportunity Index, and population growth as a reason to buy in the market.

“You can’t underscore or underestimate the power of California’s robust economy. Southern California in particular is home to some of the best cities with the most attractive conditions for economic growth, particularly along the coast,” Steve Brown, principal and co-founder at Radius Commercial Real Estate, tells “When you take into account key economic indicators, we remain in a healthy expansion with no real signs for concern for a real estate bubble. And with the consistent population growth, coupled with extremely low unemployment, we see a formula for continued demand on both the commercial and residential front.”

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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 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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