July 25, 2017 Comments Off on LaSalle Report Finds Political Uncertainty Doesn’t Rattle Investment Views: 868 Illinois, Midwest, National News

LaSalle Report Finds Political Uncertainty Doesn’t Rattle Investment

Real estate market fundamentals in North America performed in line with expectations during the first half of 2017, with a few variations, primarily in the U.S. Chicago-based LaSalle Investment Management’s Mid-Year Investment Strategy Annual 2017 found the U.S. and Canadian real estate markets continue to attract investor interest despite these trends.

Among the key issues impacting the market are:

  • the pace of change within the retail sector
  • the sharper-than-expected slowdown in transaction volume
  • the sustained political turbulence
  • slower-than-expected progress on key policy initiatives

The report also reinforces the case for adding environmental factors as a secular driver of real estate demand. LaSalle does not see the U.S. pull-out from the Paris climate treaty affecting the long-term importance of these “E-factors.”

While the U.S. real estate market remains healthy, this trend is a reversal from the strong growth of the past six years. The report shows that capital flows to U.S. real estate are above long term levels, but decelerating.

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