Senior Research Analyst Bethany Schneider Senior Research Analyst Bethany Schneider

WASHINGTON, DC—The biggest understatement of, well, ever, is that the stakes riding on the outcome of this US presidential election are extraordinarily high. The divisions between the two candidates’ positions could not be more stark on every issue of note, from foreign policy to US economic policy, immigration, terrorism and, obviously given that the Republican nominee is Donald Trump, real estate investment.

There is one market, though, that can safely shrug off the hand-wringing surrounding this election: the Washington DC area’s office leasing market. Come Wednesday, Nov. 9th and in the weeks and months beyond, leasing activity in the region will remain the same whether Hillary Clinton wins the White House or Trump.

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Erika Morphy

Erika Morphy has been writing about commercial real estate at for more than ten years, covering the capital markets, the Mid-Atlantic region and national topics. She's a nerd so favorite examples of the former include accounting standards, Basel III and what Congress is brewing.

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