Welcome to Our Annual Forecast Survey

Dear Commercial Real Estate Developer, Owner or Manager,

The editors of France Media are conducting a brief online survey to assess the commercial real estate outlook for the coming year against the backdrop of a global pandemic. During this unprecedented period, we welcome your participation in our 10th annual forecast survey, which should only take a few minutes to complete. The questions focus on your company's business specialty, property sectors that you are most bullish on heading into 2021, trends in deal volume, the outlook on interest rates and the overall impact of COVID-19 on the industry.

We’re also sending separate surveys to finance professionals as well as leasing and investment sales brokers. The results will be collated and published in the January issues of each of our regional magazines. Conducting these surveys is part of our mission at France Media to provide readers with indispensable information, and we couldn't do it without your help.

(Note: Please remember to click on "done" to properly submit the survey.)

Sincerely,

Matt Valley
Editorial Director, Real Estate Regionals
France Media, Inc.

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* 1. In which region of the country do you personally conduct most of your business? (Answer required to allow France Media to place responses in the appropriate regional publication.)

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* 2. Which of the following best describes your company? (Please mark all that apply)

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* 3. Check the box that best describes your job title:

  President Owner Partner Chairman of the Board CEO CFO CIO Director of Development Real Estate Manager Property Manager Other Manager including General Manager
Developer
Owner
Manager

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* 4. Do you plan to be a net seller or net buyer of commercial real estate properties in 2021?

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* 5. If seller: In which property sector(s) are you planning to sell assets in 2021?

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* 6. If buyer: In which property sector(s) are you planning to buy assets in 2021?

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* 7. Do you have any projects in the development pipeline that your firm will break ground on in 2021?

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* 8. If yes, in which property sectors will you break ground?

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* 9. If your company has projects in the pipeline for 2021, could you please give a brief description of one of the projects below? (Project name, address, square footage, etc.)

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* 10. Among the following property types, will your negotiating leverage with tenants in 2021 be stronger, weaker or the same as it was in 2020?

  Stronger Weaker Same as 2020
Industrial
Multifamily
Office
Retail

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* 11. Rate the level of confidence you have that your firm will do more development in 2021 versus 2020.

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* 12. In your view, will the borrowing climate for new development be more favorable, less favorable or about the same in 2021 as it was in 2020 across commercial real estate?

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* 13. In your view, will the borrowing climate for acquisitions and refinancing be more favorable, less favorable or about the same in 2021 as it was in 2020 across commercial real estate?

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* 14. Do you expect interest rates to increase, decrease or remain relatively unchanged during the next 12 months?

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* 15. What is your best guess as to where the 10-year Treasury yield will stand at the end of 2021?

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* 16. What impact, if any, will the results of the presidential and congressional races have on the commercial real estate industry over the next 12 months, in your view?

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* 17. What is your best guess as to how long it will take for the retail and restaurant industries to return to pre-pandemic levels of business activity?

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* 18. What is your best guess as to how long it will take for the hotel sector to return to pre-pandemic levels of business activity?

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* 19. What do you see as the greatest opportunity and/or challenge for the commercial real estate industry in 2021? Please type in your comments here and include your name, job title, company name, phone number and email address so that we may follow up with you for additional information and/or attribute quotes to you if we include your comment in the article. (You can also leave an anonymous comment.)

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* 20. Can we reach out to you as a potential source for our analysis article of the survey results?

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* 21. If yes, please provide your name, job title, company name and email address in the below text box.

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