Photo of Steve Shanahan Steve Shanahan, executive managing director with Real Capital Markets

CARLSBAD, CA—Heading into 2017, the majority of commercial real estate investors are in a buying mode, says Real Capital Markets. The national investor sentiment survey, which found that 70% of respondents seek buying opportunities across US markets, cited multifamily as the primary asset class they’re after, followed by industrial, retail and office.

“Investors are still aggressively looking for acquisitions and intently focused on keeping the course with tried and true property sectors,” says Steve Shanahan, executive managing director with RCM. “Many investors remain optimistic in spite of economic conditions, potential interest rate changes, as well as domestic and international events that could impact short-term activity.”

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Paul Bubny

Paul Bubny is managing editor of Real Estate Forum and He has been reporting on business since 1988 and on commercial real estate since 2007. He is based at ALM Real Estate Media Group's offices in New York City.

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