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Ben Aitkenhead Aitkenhead: “To date, we think the CRE market has remained fairly disciplined and not indulged in overdevelopment of new properties.”

IRVINE, CA—Broadening investor acceptance of the commercial real estate asset class and maintaining self-discipline in the market after a long benign period are among the biggest issues the industry faces in the capital markets, KBS Capital AdvisorsBen Aitkenhead tells GlobeSt.com. As we recently reported, Aitkenhead has joined the firm as managing director, responsible for developing new capital sources in order to broaden the firm’s range of transactions. We spoke with him about his new role and the greatest challenges the industry faces in the capital-markets space.

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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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