• 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.