An Examination of the Middle Market Segment of Commercial Real Estate

June 15, 2022 | By Debo Ayeni and Thomas R. Burton — After being severely curtailed by the COVID-19 global pandemic in 2020, U.S. commercial real estate activity rebounded sharply in 2021, setting a record with $809 billion in transaction volume. In addition, of the nearly 40,000 properties that were traded in the major real estate asset classes (i.e., office, industrial, retail, multifamily and hotels), 81% were for middle market assets. This report describes the middle market, it analyzes the performance of middle market properties and it examines the benefits middle market assets can provide investors.

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Debo Ayeni

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