The Counselors of Real Estate® has identified the current and emerging issues expected to have the most significant impact on real estate, with the COVID-19 pandemic being the leading concern of the 1,000-member organization. The Counselors released its Top Ten Issues Affecting Real Estate® during a webinar presented exclusively to members of the National Association of Real Estate Editors.
“The change wrought by the COVID-19 crisis and its aftermath will teach us about priorities, resilience and demand in ways that we did not dare test before,” said Michel Couillard, CRE, 2020 global chair of The Counselors of Real Estate®. “The 2020–2021 Top Ten Issues are highly interrelated and are an attempt to overlay this new world onto an already changing real estate environment.
“In examining real estate markets, we must consider existing fragility, adaptability to new demands and potential relevance to new markets,” said Couillard. “Demand will be defin