Bright Spots Amid Commercial Real Estate Struggles

The office market continues to grapple with pandemic fallout, but investors find attractive deals in retail, industrial and hotel sectors.

A new strip mall is ready for tenants.
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The landscape for commercial real estate may look dismal from afar with high interest rates and an office space market still in shakeout mode, but pockets of opportunity remain for investors with the right approach and strategy.

Some — but by no means all — commercial real estate segments (particularly the office market) bore the brunt of the post-COVID upheaval. Even prime properties have seen ratings downgrades. Community and regional banks have been reluctant to enter the space as bank regulators and rating agencies keep a keen eye on exposure to deals on shaky footing.

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Jim Small
Founder and CEO of Sante Realty Investments

Jim Small is the Founder/CEO of Sante Realty Investments, an impact-based real estate company. For over 10 years, he has partnered with ultra-high-net-worth individuals and family offices to acquire and manage thousands of multifamily assets across the U.S. and Europe, generating consistent returns and positive social impact.