We like this blog from REJournals which details a survey of Real Estate Executives outlook for the industry. Interestingly enough, many execs think crowdfunding will become more popular in the future. What do you think?


by Dan Rafter

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Commercial real estate executives are more optimistic about their industry in 2014. And they’re expecting deal activity to continue to rise as the year moves on.

That’s the takeaway, at least, from the 2014 State of the Market real estate survey by DLA Piper.

The survey, which measures the attitudes of 158 top commercial real estate executives, reached a milestone this year: Executives surveyed this year expressed greater optimism than in any year since DLA Piper started the survey in 2005.

Jay Epstein, co-chairman of DLA Piper’s Global Real Estate Practice, told Midwest Real Estate News that three main factors have fueled this optimism: The country has seen solid job growth in the last 12 to 18 months, there is plenty of capital chasing real estate and interest rates are still at historically low levels.

“The alternative investments to real estate aren’t very attractive right…

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