By now it’s broadly accepted that the investment market today is doing much better than a year ago. We’re hearing that more properties are put on the market for sale, albeit at a painstakingly slow pace; financing is becoming more available, for the right deals; and sellers are getting slightly more realistic on pricing.

Given the shift in market dynamic, the editors at Real Estate Forum decided to survey our readers to get a sense of how they view the investment environment and the acquisition opportunities over the next year. Most started off the rebound on the same page—56.1% of respondents said their companies altered their investment parameters and scaled back during the recession, while another 26.6% said they held to their traditional parameters. And a decent percentage, 17.3%, said they took advantage of recessionary conditions and became more aggressive, grabbing opportunity as they found it.

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