Geography, Industrial, Alternative Asset Classes and Hospitality to Remain Key Drivers of Commercial Real Estate, Experts Say

Industrial Florida

The Fordham Real Estate Institute (REI) recently held the second event in its Visionary Series CCL: The Future Role of CRE, a five-year campaign tied to the 250th anniversary of the United States in 2026. The virtual panel discussion, What’s Next for the Major Sectors of Commercial Real Estate?, took place on February 18 and gathered together the country’s leading minds in real estate capital, investment and development to unpack the biggest trends impacting the industry and how each of the major sectors are faring in an unpredictable market.

The first trend discussed by the expert panel was geography, and the seemingly mass exodus to the South due to the pandemic. However, according to participants, that trend has been going on for decades.

The panel, moderated by moderator Simon Ziff, president, Ackman-Ziff Real Estate, included:

  • Ben Brown, managing partner, Brookfield Real Estate Group;
  • Steven McCraney, president and CEO, McCraney Property Company; and,
  • Scott Lawlor, founder and CEO, Waypoint Real Estate Investment.

For more details about the virtual panel, see the full press release here.

Streamline founder Louis Mirando chairs Fordham REI’s Executive Advisory Council.

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