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US real estate primed for a strong year

A confluence of events may lead to another banner year for US commercial property, writes Heidi Learner, chief economist at Savills Studley


There has been no shortage of volatility to start 2016. Amid dramatic sell-offs in global equities, commodities and emerging market currencies, financial markets have opened with a collective thud.

Causes cited for the instability include fears of oil oversupply, worries over the effectiveness of monetary policy and concerns over a China-led slowdown. However, a confluence of events, outlined below, may lead to another year in which US commercial real estate holds…

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