International Investments: Bahrain

The tiny Persian Gulf nation of Bahrain has been hungry for U.S. commercial real estate in recent years. As with most foreign players, however, Bahraini investors pulled back significantly after the COVID-19 pandemic struck.  Part of this retreat also may be due to economic turbulence at home. Located on a roughly 295-square-mile island off the […]

Apartment market develops an urban-suburban divide

Although the worst of the COVID-19 health crisis is likely over, the economic fruits of the recovery are unlikely to be shared equally. Pandemic-induced structural change is evident.  How and where we work has shifted. Lingering job losses have — and will continue to — disproportionately hurt lower-income households. This will impact multifamily-housing properties, particularly […]

Self storage should keep its momentum rolling

Self-storage facilities did fairly well last year even during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. Widely perceived as lower risk and even “recession proof,” the sector has been changing through the infusion of Wall Street money, new technology and innovative designs. The sector also has been on a decade-long growth spurt. But will these good […]