Bottomed Out?

John Chang is the Senior Vice President – National Research and Investor Relations – Marcus and Millichap and is a great economic analyst. He’s measured, thorough, disciplined and personable. I respect him greatly and pay attention to his observations. In speaking with institutional investors recently, Chang reports they believe pricing (all property classes) will continue to decline another 5% – 10%. The private guys, Chang says, are more optimistic and are looking five years down the road or so when they believe real estate fundamentals will be solid. Many private guys also believe interest rates will come down which makes buying now opportunistic. Chang notes each property class is different, with different influences affecting pricing, and location is, of course, always a determining factor. Bottom line for Chang: sharpen your pencil for the hold period and see how your investment may look in five years.
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