2011 NAR Commercial RE Lending Survey
Commercial markets experienced a broad stabilization of fundamentals during 2010. Demand for space improved and vacancy rates, while still high, began to descend. The combination of a stronger economy and a soft residential housing market made the multifamily sector especially attractive, leading to contracting availability and growing rents.
On the investment and transaction side, commercial real estate posted improvements...
The shift in commercial investments occurred amid increased availability of capital at the high end of the market and global investors changing preferences.
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