Welcome to Our Annual Survey

Dear Commercial Real Estate Lender or Financial Intermediary,

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 leasing and investment sales brokers as well as developers, owners and managers. The results will be collated and published in the January issues 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:

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* 4. Do you expect the total dollar amount of commercial and multifamily loans closed by your firm in 2021 to increase, decrease or remain the same compared with the level of activity in 2020?

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* 5. If increase, by how much?

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* 6. If decrease, by how much?

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* 7. What property sector(s) do you believe provide the most attractive financing opportunities for lenders today? (Multiple answers permitted)

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* 8. What property sector(s) do you believe provide the least attractive financing opportunities for lenders today? (Multiple answers permitted)

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* 9. What is your projection for total domestic CMBS issuance in 2021?

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* 10. In percentage terms, please forecast the concentration of lending activity at your firm in 2021? (Please use numbers only, percentages must add up to 100%)

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

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

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* 13. 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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* 14. 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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* 15. 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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* 16. To what extent do you agree with the following statement: "The coronavirus and the U.S. economy are inextricably linked. Until we either get herd immunity or the development of a safe vaccine, a full economic recovery will be delayed."

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* 17. 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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* 18. Can we reach out to you as a potential source for our follow-up analysis article of the survey results?

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

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