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Person with a mask onIt’s not so much the virus itself, but the fear COVID-19 instills in the general population that may lead to a significant disruption in the previous upward trend in commercial real estate. And just as it’s nearly impossible to predict the full ramifications of coronavirus, it’s equally hard to predict what will happen to commercial real estate.

Christine, Holly, and Clarissa from DRKThe consensus is in: Columbus is still on the rise. DRK property managers Clarissa Dean, Christine Sweat, and Holly Ring give you the scoop on what to expect going into 2020.

office of employees sharing long deskContrary to Baby Boomer beliefs, millennials are a hard generation to define. They range in age from late teens to mid-thirties. They come into the real estate market with more debt and education than their parents had at their age, but less buying power. So, how is a generation that lives at home longer, marries later, and prefers to rent turning the commercial real estate market on its head?

One word: WiFi.

Millennials are looking for a one-stop-shop to live, work, and play in that can accommodate their hefty connectivity demands.

Data chartCommercial real estate came out swinging in the second half of 2019, surprising many who anticipated the year would bring the end of an upward economic cycle. Last year’s price totals blew past 2018, which was a record-breaking year itself.

The unexpected growth in the latter half of 2019 came as a pleasant surprise to those waiting for the sky to fall on a 2020 recession.

industrial real estate interiorWe all know the saying: new year, new me. It seems the industrial real estate market is also looking to make a few changes going into the new decade. The driving forces behind industrial real estate purchases have shifted more toward the consumer.

Investors used to focus on manufacturing, business cycles, and heavy infrastructure. Now, consumers, population, flexible configurations, and location lead the pack.

EB 5 blog 250x166Change can be hard, especially if it’s putting the squeeze on your finances – and the Immigrant Investor Program (EB-5) has been tightening its grip since November with a new set of regulations.

Breaking New Ground

The new EB-5 regulations are the first alterations to the program since its inception in 1990, and the bar is set higher than ever before. The regulations were established by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and raise the minimum required monetary commitment in commercial real estate for foreign investors.