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Those who know me well know that I often turn to 80s and 90s comedy quotes as the best way to express complex thoughts in just a few words. Reading the introduction to the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR) Q1 2022 Sentiment Snapshot Report, I couldn’t help but think of the classic quote from Rosie Perez’s character in White Men Can’t Jump: “Sometimes when you win, you really lose, and sometimes when you lose, you really win, and sometimes when you win or lose, you’re actually tied, and sometimes when you’re tied, you actually win or lose.” There are so many factors influencing the real estate market in general, often with different impacts in different sectors, that every day the same group of real estate professionals can have very different opinions on both the state of the market and on likely short-term trends. . For example, the aforementioned report indicates that the strong performance of the industry over the last year or so has led to a slight decline in investor sentiment for this sector, while the modest improvement in the office sector in recent times has led to a significant increase in the number of investors. sentiment for this sector. But, as an investor, when do you start betting on a trend in investor sentiment rather than a trend in historical performance, when they start to diverge? It will be interesting to see how this unfolds in the months to come…
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