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As we mentioned in part 1 of CBC’s 2022 Outlook blog post series, the CBC team recently released its outlook on 2022 commercial real estate trends, which you can access here. In the first part, we took a closer look into the confidence in the property market and how that helped to push commercial property values to a 15-year high in the third quarter, the increase in transaction volume in 2021, annual CRE sales volume by property type, and more. In part 2, we will provide insight that is backed by research and analytics, as well as explore a wide variety of real estate trends including the commercial real estate sales volume and investment surge by market, the build-to-rent trend, multifamily rent growth by market, and retail and industrial rent growth. After conducting extensive research, the CBC team confidently predicts that 2022 will be another strong year fueled by stable cash flows and pent-up demand.
The CBC team recently released its outlook on 2022 commercial real estate trends, which you can access the report here. The outlook provides insight that is backed by research and analytics, and explores a wide variety of real estate trends including, confidence in the property market, the increase in transaction volume, job growth and demand for commercial real estate space in secondary markets. The report notes that investors are capitalizing on rising rents and demand for space, points out what cap rates are in popular Sun Belt and secondary markets, highlights the build-to-rent trend for multifamily, observations of retail and industrial markets, the future of office demand, self-storage, and demand for medical space. After conducting extensive research, the CBC team confidently predicts that 2022 will be another strong year fueled by stable cash flows and pent-up demand.
Retail sales continued to grow in November, putting the 2021 holiday season on the home stretch for record spending, the National Retail Federation (NRF) reported. The bright projections by the Washington, D.C.-based retail trade organization are remarkable considering the challenges of inflation, supply chain disruptions and COVID-19 facing consumers and the market.
From August through October of 2021, total sales were up 15.4% from the same period a year ago. U.S. retail and food service sales for the month of October alone were $638.2 billion, up 1.7% from the previous month despite rising inflation and supply chain disruptions.
The success and growth of CBC Worldwide is directly correlated to its people. That talent, dedication and expertise is contributed by more than 2,000 professionals at 200 companies throughout the U.S. and internationally. Currently,140 of the brand’s brokerage professionals have earned the prestigious Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) designation by the CCIM Institute including three recent inductees Michael Salik, Virginia “Ginny” Squire and Rob Thomas.
For the battered retail sector, 2021 seems to have good things in-store. Just recently, the National Retail Federation issued a revised forecast for the year, anticipating that retail sales will now grow between 10.5% and 13.5% as the economy accelerates its pace of recovery.
On June 24th, 2021, Coldwell Banker Commercial hosted its second CBC Chatter, a virtual quarterly series hosted by Managing Director Dan Spiegel to discuss hot topics in the world of commercial real estate. This event focused on cannabis and how the industry is warming up to the trend.
New green rush? While the Western states mature from the early green rush, cannabis legalization is surging on the Eastern part of the country as states look for economic recovery in the wake of the pandemic. While local laws vary, medical marijuana is legal in 36 states and recreationally allowed in 17 states. Tracking $26 billion in sales for 2021, the legal cannabis industry is expected to reach $46 billion by 2025 (per Marijuana Business Factbook) driven by new markets. States legalizing cannabis are likely to affect neighboring states that don’t want to lose this revenue to someone else. With NJ and NY having just legalized recreational marijuana, the east coast states of CT, DE and RI could follow suit.
As we all know, 2020 was an incredibly challenging year. A variety of industries were greatly impacted by the changes present by the COVID-19 pandemic, commercial real estate included. For the first time, employees started working from home, meetings were hosted via zoom, and all events were cancelled. As the economy stalled, many businesses and property owners found themselves negotiating with both tenants and lenders on rent relief and loan modifications.
This is the second part in a series of insights shared by the Coldwell Banker Commercial team in collaboration with local leadership and real estate professionals from around the country. They recently gathered to discuss micro and macro market trends for the coming year. The group covered an array of asset classes, user types, and investor profiles ranging from private investors to users of all property types, and examined factors expected to drive the recovery in commercial real estate markets ahead.