Real estate investors worldwide are grappling with the challenges presented by the COVID-19 crisis. These challenges are unique due to the unprecedented nature of worldwide lockdowns and the subsequent extraordinary fallout. They range from sharp short term shocks, microeconomies and specific industries to more comprehensive global macroeconomic effects on entire nations. This will have long term implications on the way we live and do business in the future.
Recent studies show that real estate assets are displaying resilience as more cash continues to flow to these more traditional asset classes. However, real estate investors need to navigate these difficult times using intelligent, data driven decision making in order to ensure the best possible performance from their portfolios and assets.
Complex problem solving always starts by looking at fundamentals; COVID-19 has challenged some of these fundamentals. Utilising a simple approach that assesses the core underpinnings presents a clearer outlook in the face of complex challenges. This in turn assists decision makers with being able to breakdown these composite issues into actionable tasks that can then be implemented.
This guide offers fundamental considerations to investors providing actionable steps towards successful decision making in these uncertain times. This includes a blueprint of the more important questions and considerations that Investors should keep in mind when assessing their current portfolios or when considering new assets and opportunities.