The Counselors of Real Estate has identified the current and emerging issues expected to have the most significant impact on all sectors of real estate—each determined through polling, discussion, and debate among the broad Counselors’ membership. As the commercial real estate industry faces an unprecedented era of uncertainty, the influence of inflation and interest rates is the leading concern this year of the 1,000-member organization. Geopolitical risk and the implications of hybrid work round out the top three. Now in its 11th year, and with many of the issues interrelated, the 2022-23 Top Ten Issues Affecting Real Estate can be grouped into three general categories: Economy & Markets, Government & Regulatory, and Change & Risk Management. Historically, the compilation has reflected several recurring themes that have become constants over the last decade, including infrastructure, macroeconomics, demographic trends, housing, technology and, more recently, sustainability, logistics, and the global pandemic. The goal this year is to identify the Top Ten Issues, how they have evolved, and what their subsequent impact is on commercial real estate’s various professional disciplines.
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