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Surging Pandemic Wages War on Economy, CRE Industry

In June, the National Bureau of Economic Research officially announced that February 2020 marked the end of the expansion cycle that began in June 2009. The 128-month cycle was the longest growth cycle in U.S. history and came to an abrupt end at the declaration of a global pandemic due to the novel coronavirus. In March 2020, states began ordering residents to isolate at home. Schools were closed. Businesses shutdown. Travel halted. GDP dropped drastically from 2.1 percent in Q4 2019 to an estimated -5.0 percent in Q1 2020. At the same time, unemployment went from near-record lows of 3.5 percent in December 2019 to 14.7 percent in April 2020. This represents the second highest unemployment rate in history, second only to the Great Depression in 1933. The economy went from thriving to barely surviving.

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Jennifer Huber

Senior Investment Sales Analyst

Milwaukee

As a Senior Investment Analyst, Jennifer plays a role in the sale process of investment real estate from start to finish.  She is primarily focused on the underwriting and marketing of assets on the Wisconsin Investment Services Team.  Some of her main duties include producing broker opinion of values, ARGUS Enterprise modeling and analyses, creating offering memorandums and teasers, investor research, marketing campaigns and coordinating due diligence.  In addition, Jennifer is also responsible for tracking cap rate data and sales comparables as well as creating  investment updates and property-specific marketing pieces.

Jennifer has a strong history of finance, marketing and real estate.  She obtained her Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee with a double major in finance and marketing as well as a Certificate of Real Estate.  Prior to joining Colliers in 2012, she began her career in 2007 at a Cushman and Wakefield affiliate.  Jennifer has continued to enhance her knowledge and skills throughout the years.  She completed the ARGUS Enterprise Certification Program in 2019 and obtained her prestigious CCIM designation in 2020.

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