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CREW Launches New Survey Focused on CRE Women’s Global Market Perspectives

Just 23% of women in the industry are optimistic about the direction of the global economy in the first quarter of 2023, with a slightly larger percentage expressing pessimism. That’s among the highlights of the first installment in a new series from CREW Network.  

Drawing on responses from more than 1,100 commercial real estate women in six countries, CREW View: CRE Women Speak provides data and insights into women’s sentiments and perspectives on economic expectations, growth drivers and what’s happening in the major CRE sectors. 

When asked how the number of deal transactions and the total value of deals in 2022 compared to 2021 levels, more than 40% of respondents realized gains year-over-year. Looking at Q4 of 2022, results were mixed in terms of how overall deal performance compared relative to expectations. Although close to half of women saw growth overall in 2022 versus 2021, just 21% mentioned that total deal transactions and the value of deals met expectations during the year’s last quarter. 

The report also provides insights into ACRE women’s views in the following areas: 

  • Allocating ESG resources in 2023 
  • New construction starts 
  • The outlook for class B and C office space 
  • The near future for central business districts 
  • Affordable vs. workforce housing 

All industry professionals are invited to participate in the next CREW View survey, which will launch in late April via LinkedIn. CREW Network will also host an Emerging Leaders Retreat May 10-12, networking events at ICSC Las Vegas May 22-23, a Spring Leadership Summit June 21-22, and monthly industry webinars. View all events


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About Paul Bubny

Paul Bubny serves as Senior Content Director for Connect Commercial Real Estate, a role to which he brings 13-plus years’ experience covering the commercial real estate industry and 30-plus years in business-to-business journalism. In this capacity, he oversees daily operations while also reporting on both local/regional markets and national trends, covering individual transactions across all property types, as well as delving into broader subject matter. He produces 15-20 daily news stories per day and works with the Connect team and clients to develop longer-form content, ranging from Q&As to thought-leadership pieces. Prior to joining Connect, Paul was Managing Editor for both Real Estate Forum and at American Lawyer Media, where he oversaw operations at both publications while also producing daily news and feature-length articles. His tenure in B2B publishing stretches back into the print era, and he has served as Editor in Chief on four national trade publications. Since 1999, Paul has volunteered as the newsletter editor of passenger rail advocacy groups (one national, one local).

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