ATLANTA-Executives in corporate real estate generally have an upbeat outlook about this year’s fourth quarter, judging by the latest CoreNet Global Confidence Index survey. has obtained results of the survey prior to its general distribution.

The Q4 rating is 4.55, which is considered optimistic—off just slightly from the 4.65 reported in the first index, published this past July and reflecting the outlook for the second half of 2013. The rating is based on a scale of 1 to 7, with 7 representing an extremely optimistic environment. The index was developed in conjunction with Dr. Roy Black, director of the real estate program at Emory University’s Goizueta Business School in Atlanta.

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