chi-GordonJacquesweb (2) Jacques Gordon, global head of research and strategy at LaSalle Investment Management.

CHICAGO—As reported yesterday in, commercial real estate investors have a fairly complicated set of views on the new Trump administration. Some of the proposals talked about during the campaign have raised hopes that the first real estate developer president will make doing business much easier. But some in the industry have also worried that cutting off immigration or building obstacles to trade will have negative impacts on certain sectors such as apartments or industrial distribution.

Still, even though the Trump administration has introduced some uncertainty to where the US government and economy are headed, the overall picture seems healthy, and that has helped many who have questions about the nation’s direction approach the future with some confidence.

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Brian J. Rogal

Brian J. Rogal is a Chicago-based freelance writer with years of experience as an investigative reporter and editor, most notably at The Chicago Reporter, where he concentrated on housing issues. He also has written extensively on alternative energy and the payments card industry for national trade publications.

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