GRAPEVINE, TX-The recession has caused a demand for trophy assets by commercial real estate investors wanting to make a safe transaction, but less buildings are being given that upper-end status, said Alan Pontius, a senior vice president and managing director at Marcus & Millichap Real Estate Investment Services. He spoke here with’s John Salustri at the recent RealShare Distressed Assets conference.

They also talked about:

  • Trends in sales values and “extend and pretend.”
  • The importance of evaluating assets.
  • Views on the value of fringe assets.
  • How the distressed market fits in with the overall commercial real estate market.