Los Angeles is expected to have another solid year of commercial real estate investment sales volume. Last year, Los Angeles had the highest sales volume in the US with $28 billion in total sales activity, according to research from CBRE, and this year, sales volume should at least match if not exceed the sales activity last year.

“All indicators suggest that sales activity in 2020 will be in-line with—or slightly above—the volume of the last several years,” Eric Willett, director of research at CBRE, tells GlobeSt.com. “Healthy economic growth nationally and in Southern California should support a broad range of real estate fundamentals, and as one of a handful of gateway markets, the region will continue to be a cornerstone of investors’ real estate portfolios.”

In 2019, multifamily and industrial were the clear leaders in investment activity, accounting for $17.2 billion of the total investment activity. In 2020, those asset classes will remain the leaders in the investment market. “Moving forward, we expect sustained rebalancing towards multifamily and industrial in response to macroeconomic trends,” says Willett. “Additionally, we are already seeing signs that the region’s frenetic content-creation pace is driving magnified investor interest in regional office space.”

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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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