Greg Englesbe

How will the 2020 election impact the U.S. housing market?

With time winding down to the 2020 presidential election on Nov. 3, the typical hyperdrive of American politics is in full swing. As always, apart from the partisan divide, there are some very practical effects that elections tend to have on real estate in the United States. Historically, presidential elections have slowed down home sales […]

Hospitality, retail real estate show ‘atrocious’ value loss in appraisals

More than six months into the coronavirus pandemic, assessing damage in the commercial real estate market is now more feasible in a broader economic context. And it’s not pretty, according to recent appraisals of commercial mortgage-backed securities. With a surge in defaults on payments and special servicing of commercial loans, appraisals on the value of […]

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Facebook exec still bullish on commercial real estate amid pandemic woes

The future of commercial real estate has been among the most concerning topics for investors to consider during the COVID-19 crisis in the United States. With millions of people out of work and most companies sticking to virtual operations where possible, the market for office space faces a crossroads. Will the value of these leases […]

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Strategic conversion of vacant commercial space is a win for affordable housing

Large-scale crises have a way of exposing inefficiency and waste like no other economic trend can bring to our often-divided attention. The coronavirus pandemic has left thousands of commercial buildings vacant across the United States. Businesses that can have shifted to a virtual workplace, while others face the prospect of going under. Some will return […]

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Real estate brokers must be ready to embrace artificial intelligence

Very few industries can afford to remain static. Real estate is no exception. Innovation in other sectors, in due time, is bound to upend many of the norms that guide the information economy of markets around them. In the real estate world, the wave of big data and artificial intelligence has been steadily advancing on […]

COVID-19 could push rental property investment toward single-family homes

The long-term ramifications of the COVID-19 crisis on real estate investment will remain murky for the foreseeable future. As our behavior adjusts under shifting circumstances, many of the steps we take may be tentative. One area that has generated a mix of concern and excitement is the rental investment market, which could see competing influences […]