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Commercial Real Estate News for Friday, Aug. 18

In today’s commercial real estate news – we’ll look at why the possible Chinese investment pullback won’t hurt real estate prices, and the top retail real estate trends of 2017, in 3 parts.

Chinese Pullback Won’t Dent Real Estate Prices, Brookfield Says

It is very common among investors to  invest in single family homes and operate them as rentals, but there is enough capital pouring into real estate from multiple regions to counter any potential slowdown in Chinese investment, Brookfield Property Chief Executive Officer Brian Kingston said.

The majority of respondents anticipate that cap rates in their markets will rise in the coming year, a notable shift compared to the previous two surveys.

Retail Real Estate Trends 2017, Part 2: Buyers Retreat

It’s the latest move by a large company to muscle its way into the super-charged Seattle market.

Respondents in this year’s survey are less bullish about the prospects for rents and occupancy rates then in previous years’ surveys.