From the state of real estate capital markets to commercial financing, experts from all aspects of the commercial real estate sector gathered at a May 17 event, hosted by GWSB’s Center for Real Estate and Urban Analysis and George Mason University’s Center for Real Estate Entrepreneurship, to discuss the future of the industry and the challenges ahead.
Among other topics, speakers explored the state of the commercial real estate market in Washington, D.C. Panelists were bullish about the Washington area’s prospects for growth, spurred in part by the influx of young people flocking to the city. “It’s a question of jobs. Washington is the number one migratory city. It’s got jobs, culture and quality of life,” said Deborah Ratner Salzberg, president of real estate operating company Forest City Washington. In addition to the federal government driving D.C.’s real estate market, several Fortune 500 companies are establishing offices in Washington and the city continues to attract foreign real estate investors.
For a complete list of speakers and panelists, please visit: http://business.gwu.edu/creua/conferences/commercial-real-estate-recovery-or-mirage.cfm
Posted by gwsb on May 17, 2011 | Filed under: GWSB News.