Real Estate Roundtable’s Sentiment Index Up 29 Points Year-Over-Year
The Real Estate Roundtable’s Q4 2021 Economic Sentiment Index finds commercial real estate leaders reporting positive fundamentals across asset classes. Industry leaders describe steady supply, demand and financial conditions for multifamily, industrial, life science and data centers although office and hotel are less certain. They also note conditions vary by geography and local governmental policies.
The Roundtable’s Overall Q4 2021 Sentiment Index registered a score of 73, reflecting continued optimism about general market conditions despite a five-point dip from Q3. Eighty-five percent of survey respondents cited year-over-year improvement in economic conditions and 61% anticipate that conditions will have improved further a year from now.
Roundtable president and CEO Jeffrey DeBoer said, “Our Q4 Sentiment Index score is a 29-point increase over the same time period last year. This is a solid indication of significant progress in the overall economy as more businesses continue to reopen under cautious, local COVID-19 protocols.”
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 GlobeSt.com 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).