Investors Seeking Bargain CRE Prices May be Jumping the Gun

Hungry for a replay of the fortunes made by savvy investors following the 2008 market crash by purchasing commercial real estate (CRE) at distressed prices, some market trends appear to indicate that the bargain deals during the current CRE downturn may not be available for another 6 to 12 months. For those bargain-hunters itching to use some of the approximately $205.5 billion of cash earmarked for U.S. commercial real estate investment, current trend signals suggest “the best strategy is to buy property stocks but wait to purchase physical real estate.”