Moving further into 2023 and emerging from the pandemic, business owners are realizing that the worldwide health crisis aggressively crushed some markets and product types while bolstering others. Shocking shifts have happened in how we use goods, how and where we make a living, and where we want to live. Such changes, in turn, have affected the desirability of commercial real estate investments around the country.
The Sun Belt states have become the strongest markets as people have moved there in droves. Hospitality is having a hard time in northern states with many properties currently in distress and going into foreclosure, however Florida hotels are doing quite well. Office markets are facing a great unknown due to the “remote work” phenomenon. Many companies are trying to lure workers back into office buildings while others are telling their workers to stay home indefinitely.
Retail suffered and the industrial sector thrived as mask mandates were implemented and online shopping experienced an explosion. Multifamily housing has made a huge comeback, with Zillow estimating an astonishing 15.2% rent-growth figure from November 2020 to November 2021. CBRE reported that a record $335.3 billion was invested in multifamily properties in 2021.
The manufactured-housing sector also is undergoing major growth, according to research from Green Street Advisors. The company’s commercial property price index, which describes the prices at which commercial real estate transactions are being negotiated and contracted, demonstrates that manufactured housing has performed better than any other real estate asset class over the past seven years. Mobile-home parks and manufactured-housing communities — which have distinct regulatory definitions — were working well for commercial real estate investors before the COVID-19 pandemic, and this has not changed.
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