Real estate executives crown industrial as king in 2018
Commercial real estate executives are particularly confident in the strength of the industrial sector and are concerned about the impact of natural disasters on the U.S. economy in 2018, according to the results of the 2018 Altus Group Real Confidence Executive Survey.
This year’s survey index allocation saw 42.1 percent of total capital allocated to direct real estate investments or private equity, followed by 25.3 percent to REIT opportunities. On the debt side, private debt received a 22.4 percent distribution, while public debt received 10.3 percent. Private debt financing increased 10.9 percent over last year, and interest in public debt increased 43 percent over 2017.
The executive survey polled commercial real estate industry decision makers on economic trends, demographics, consumer preferences, and the supply and demand of commercial real estate assets. Executives also were asked to allocate a theoretical $1 billion of capital in commercial real estate inves