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Washington, DC’s Gary Bechtel, John Gilmore and Matthew Venos share their knowledge of the metro’s commercial market in a webinar for ConnectCRE News readers.

DC Insiders Share a Wealth of Market Knowledge with ConnectCRE Readers

Do you have 39 minutes? Then you have time to absorb a wealth of insider knowledge about the Washington, DC metro market.

Listen in to a short, free webinar gifted to ConnectCRE News readers as Connect Media CEO Daniel Ceniceros leads our expert panelists through a discussion of their respective wheelhouses:

Gary Bechtel, CEO of Red Oak Financial, starts off with a dialogue about the impact of rising interest rates to both lenders and borrowers of various loan types, then points out that the growing costs of labor and materials are actually of greater concern. He also illustrates loan stacking strategies utilized by borrowers involved in affordable projects that incorporate the DC Housing Authority’s voucher program.

John Gilmore, IV, managing director at Walker & Dunlop, goes through the wide range of multifamily activity currently underway in DC, from new construction to creative reuse and rehab applied to Class A, workforce and everything in between. John also shares his take on demand and rent growth, particularly as it related to affordability in the DC area.

Matthew Venos, SVP at Colliers, takes on the tough topic of “back to the office.” He shares data and insight that points toward DC’s office market getting up off the mat in 2022 and showing healthy increases in leasing transactions. In particular, Matt predicts future increases in leases 8,000 square feet and under, and additional trends in configuration and employee density.

These topics barely break the surface of the depth of info packed into this brief webinar. Click now (or come back later – the link will always be available) for a deep dive into the DC metro market.

Photo, l-r: Bechtel, Gilmore, Venos

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Red Oak Financial's BechtelWalker & Dunlop's GilmoreColliers' Venos

About Lisa McDuffie

Lisa McDuffie arrives at ConnectCRE via REALTOR® world, where she served for nearly two decades as communications director for one of the nation’s largest REALTOR® organizations. She supported two membership-elected presidents who were commercial real estate practitioners, and managed the communications initiatives of the organization’s commercial special interest group. When not following the latest commercial real estate news, Lisa is zeroed in on her charismatic off-the-track thoroughbred as she makes the transition from an utterly failed racehorse to a lovely show hunter.

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