One of the most thoughtful organizations in commercial real estate is The Counselors of Real Estate. I have been a long time member and find their membership and work output to be outstanding. In June, we published our top 10 issues affecting real estate. Below is that list. My favorite topic over the past six years is still number two on the list–Jobs.
Some other issues that I found interesting were:
#1 – Energy–this topic has become very interesting as the US becomes increasingly energy independent.
#3 – The Millennials–this wave of Americans born after 1980 is a huge group that will influence our economy for decades. They are also the first group that fully embraces technology which will drive real estate.
Take a scroll down for more descriptions of the issues and for the other top 10 issues.