Commercial real estate investors are planning market re-entry after the ‘hard stop’ caused by the onset of COVID-19. Sentiment is gradually improving, decision-making processes are restarting, and there is a large volume of dry powder waiting to enter the market.
However, the transformation of the investment landscape within a such a short period will require investors to adopt very different strategies to the ones they were considering just a few months ago.
CBRE has detected a strong buyer preference for high quality assets, core investments and stringent due diligence as investors look to generate stable and reliable cash flows.
This ViewPoint identifies the investment opportunities resulting from the current market dislocation and sets out appropriate strategies for investors in the COVID-19 era.