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Photo of Revathi Greenwood Greenwood prepared the Cushman & Wakefield report with her colleagues Rebecca Rockey and David C. Smith.

NEW YORK CITY—The Trump administration’s proposals for immigration policy reform would disproportionately affect certain industries, including commercial real estate, if enacted, Cushman & Wakefield says in a new report. “Legal, foreign-born workers fill 31% of buildings/grounds maintenance jobs and a quarter of construction positions,” says Revathi Greenwood, Americas head of research at Cushman & Wakefield. “Limiting their access into the US would exacerbate the shortage of workers these sectors already face.”

Paul Bubny

Paul Bubny is managing editor of Real Estate Forum and GlobeSt.com. 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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