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Tina Lichens Lichens: “An overarching theme is that sitting on the sidelines is not a preferred investment strategy.”

CARLSBAD, CA—There is likely a tipping point at which interest rates will have a greater impact on commercial real estate investors’ decisions, but few experts have determined what that specific number is, Real Capital Markets’ COO Tina Lichens tells GlobeSt.com. As we recently reported, heading into 2017, the majority of CRE investors are in a buying mode, according to the firm’s national investor sentiment survey. We spoke with Lichens about the role interest rates play in CRE investment decisions and at what point rising rates might impact those decisions.

GlobeSt.com: According to your firm’s survey, rising interest rates don’t seem to be impacting many CRE investors’ positions. What role do interest rates typically play in their investment decisions?

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Carrie Rossenfeld

Carrie Rossenfeld is a reporter for the San Diego and Orange County markets on GlobeSt.com and a contributor to Real Estate Forum. She was a trade-magazine and newsletter editor in New York City before moving to Southern California to become a freelance writer and editor for magazines, books and websites. Rossenfeld has written extensively on topics including commercial real estate, running a medical practice, intellectual-property licensing and giftware. She has edited books about profiting from real estate and has ghostwritten a book about starting a home-based business.

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