The pandemic has negatively affected all classes of real estate, especially the commercial market. With accelerated use of technology in the commercial real estate industry, most of the workforce moved to remote work, communications converted to online channels and tours turned virtual, which all contributed to a dramatic decrease on the occupancy rate and market value of commercial real estate properties.
With the roll-out of vaccinations, there are positive signs that the recovery of the market as a whole is well underway, which we’ve already seen in the residential market. This recovery may have its difficulties and setbacks. However, it can also mean that opportunities are waiting for business owners and investors.
Join our webinar with Robert Freedman, Co-Chairman of Colliers, and Zack Zou, Founder and CEO of HGC Investment, and find out the latest trends and predictions that can help business and investors make smart decisions in the real estate market. Learn about what many of the leading property owners, REITS, and foreign investors are planning post-pandemic.
Mr. Freedman joined the firm in 1974 when it operated as Williams Real Estate. He became a shareholder in 1985 and was subsequently elected to the Board of Directors when the firm transitioned to GVA Williams and later, FirstService Williams. Mr. Freedman’s principal areas of concentration have been tenant representation and corporate representation of major agency dispositions. He is a featured speaker in the industry and has delivered the keynote address of the Real Estate Board of New York on the state of the industry. He makes regular appearances as an industry spokesman on major media venues like MSNBC, CNBC, Fox, ABC and others.
Mr. Zou joined Henry Group in 2009 and was in charge of the EB-5 investment and asset management. In 2015, as one of the Co-funder, Mr. Zou formed HGC Investment Management as a private equity fund company. For the past 6 years, HGC has developed its expertise in real estate and private equity by investing in over 60 projects across 18 cities in North America, and has soon grown to be the largest investment company from China with an AUM over US$ 4 billion. Mr. Zou is also a member of Investment Supervisor Committee at PowerChina Real Estate Group, and is honored by CITIC Group as the US real estate investment expert.
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