With rising interest rates and the cost-of-living crisis, what is the outlook for commercial real estate? Our recent webinar, How will macro headwinds impact the commercial real estate sector? asked three leading industry experts their opinion on the outlook for the sector. Here are some of their thoughts.
While individual properties must contend with local laws, globalization can provide invaluable best practices to the industry, especially for smaller countries that lack appraisal standards and therefore don’t attract as much investment. “What attracted me to RICS is the idea of a worldwide professional ethic that we all work to: transparency, standardized appraisals, avoiding corruption and money laundering, these kinds of things that surround the property business everywhere,” Gray said. "A faithfulness to abide by a set of rules seems like a highfalutin’, pie-in-the-sky concept, but it actually makes a difference in people’s everyday lives. That excites me.”
June 2022, The Mann Report
The built environment has made some strides with gender diversity, however, there is still progress to be made. "As the first female American President of RICS, advancing diversity, equity and inclusion will be a significant part of my presidential mission."
May 2022, Authority magazine
The $260m park is an undulating, 2.4-acre green oasis stretching into the city’s Hudson Bay, offering the city’s residents an escape from their busy urban lives.
January 2022, Modus magazine
It's the asset class everyone turned to in the crisis … but these deals will be difficult to pencil out if conditions change even a little bit.
January 2022, Commercial Observer
The housing shortage, exacerbated by high barriers to entry, is likely to benefit from enthusiasm across the board from sellers and lenders, but especially from investors.
December 2021, Forbes
From rising sea levels and coastal erosion to bush fires, cyclones, storms and record-breaking rainfall, the number of those at risk from extreme events is growing fast.
November 2021, Modus magazine
An industrial port city on the northern coast of Spain was transformed by Frank Gehry's groundbreaking design for a museum of modern art.
Methods for valuing multi-owner properties are already very complex and degradation caused by climate change is adding to the challenge.
Understanding the state of the commercial real estate industry today requires a global perspective. We sit down with Ann Gray, FRICS, FAIA, Principal at Gray Real Estate Advisors and president-elect of RICS. Ann will take leadership of the 150-year-old London-based organization in fall 2022. In this podcast she tell us about their work and how it helps shape the world of commercial real estate across the globe. She also discusses the current state of the industry, which RICS evaluates quarterly through their Global Commercial Property Monitor, a sentiment study of occupiers and property owners.
The world watched in disbelief as a terrorist attack destroyed the World Trade Center. Modus speaks to four industry figures about how those events 20 years ago affected New York
COSTAR: As Commercial Property Goes Global, Standard Practices, Ethics Are Key, Future RICS President Says
In order to truly optimize returns, cross-border property owners should be looking for professionals with a global credential to help them analyze their RE holdings consistently. Ann Gray explains RICS's relevance to today's global corporations.
April 2021, Costar.com
Ann Gray investigates the urban environment as a contributor to violent crime. Are cities really more dangerous than suburbs? This analysis may surprise you.
PODCAST: Ann Gray, FRICS, FAIA discusses a life in property, fun stories from the field, and how defining the future is more critical now than ever.
March 2021, The Surveyor Hub
On track for the 2022 presidency of this 134,000-member, London-based organization, Ann Gray is the new presidential team member from California.
May 2020, RICS.org
The Post goes behind the scenes of this unusual assignment.
August 2016, The Washington Post
Ann Gray and Barden Prisant keynote World Built Environment Forum with an analysis of this unique property and its contents. Finding a comp was no easy task.
August 2016, BARRON'S
COMMERCIAL PROPERTY EXECUTIVE: The Corporate RE Dilemma
Ann Gray offers 5 strategies to make sure corporate mission-focused decision-making does not inadvertently diminish RE asset values on the balance sheet.
April 2015, Commercial Property Executive
Ann Gray finds out what inspires architect Thom Mayne as he ventures into fine art.
January 2014, FORM magazine
MODUS magazine: Sports Venues Can Transform Communities
San Diego's Padres stadium showed how a massive public venue can be sensitively stitched into a historic neighborhood.
Aug 2013, Modus magazine
MODUS magazine: 10 Minutes with Ann Gray
Find out how a building lover brings a sense of purpose to property consulting.
Sept 2011, Modus magazine