The general consensus seems to be that 2013 will be a year with increased investment in commercial real estate and a return to normalcy in the commercial real estate markets. Multifamily was a popular product type in 2012 and was very helpful in driving recovery. Multifamily is sure to continue to be a favored property type in 2013, but office and industrial properties are expected to be attractive asset classes as well. However, unlike multifamily and office, industrial properties are more likely to have environmental liabilities that need to be identified and managed appropriately.
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