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Video: 5 building sectors to watch amid COVID-19


Video: 5 building sectors to watch amid COVID-19

RCLCO's Brad Hunter reveals the winners and non-winners of the U.S. real estate market during the coronavirus pandemic.

By BD+C Staff  | August 25, 2020
Video: 5 building sectors to watch amid COVID-19
Video: 5 building sectors to watch amid COVID-19

In this segment from BD+C's The Weekly show, Brad Hunter, Managing Director with RCLCO Real Estate Advisors, talks about the short- and long-term market forecast for several key commercial building sectors, including hospitality, industrial, office, retail, and rental housing.

The data and research presented in the video is from RCLCO’s Mid-Year 2020 Sentiment Survey.


In this video, Hunter outlines the following sectors:

Retail construction sector
- High street
- Big box/power center
- Outlet
- Lifestyle
- Class A regional malls
- Class B regional malls
The winner is... 

Hospitality construction sector
- Home share/Airbnb/VRBO
- Resort
- Select service 
- Business/luxury
The winner is... 

Office construction sector
- Co-working 
- Life sciences
- Creative office
- Class A office
- Class B office
The winner is... 

Rental housing construction sector
- Co-living/micro units
- Senior housing
- Active adult rental
- Manufactured housing
- Class A, B, C apartments 
The winner is... 

Industrial construction sector
- Self-storage
- Data centers
- Flex/light industrial/R&D
- Cold storage 
- Last-mile distribution 
The winner is... 

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