Greg Englesbe

Will Commercial Real Estate Rebound in 2021? Not So Fast

Few sectors of the U.S. economy have been as deeply impacted by the coronavirus pandemic as commercial real estate. From restaurants and hotels to offices, gyms and malls, COVID-19 has pinned the industry into a corner — and it’s not yet clear whether the worst has arrived. For months, lenders have shown forbearance to building […]

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Could pop-up retail become a COVID-19 solution for commercial real estate?

With cyber shopping 2020 in full swing, the dash for the best deals online is a stark reminder of the trend toward e-commerce and away from brick-and-mortar retail. That shift has been on hyperdrive since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, which has hammered retail establishments through lockdowns, restrictions, second waves, and cautious consumers opting […]

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Progress on COVID-19 vaccine could spur cold storage real estate investment, kickstart economy

The race for a safe and effective COVID-19 vaccine took another important step forward on Monday, when Moderna announced the preliminary results of its phase three clinical trials. The pharmaceutical company reported that the vaccine was 94.5% effective in preventing infection by triggering an immune response using messenger RNA. Moderna is now the second company, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]