Best Markets to Invest in Commercial Real Estate in 2015

The real estate market will continue to rebound through 2015. This is good news for those investing in commercial real estate in particular.

Every year an Emerging Trends report is issued by PriceWaterhouse Coopers and the Urban land Institute. They poll over 1,000 industry leaders in the real estate market across the country. The results indicate the best cities for investment, development, and home building in the coming year.

Houston, Texas looks to be the best real estate market in 2015. It came out first in both development and investment opportunities. Austin, TX finished first in the homebuilding ranking, but was 2nd in investment and 4th in development, giving it second place overall.

In fact, Texas is a good place for real estate. Houston, Austin, and Dallas/Fort Worth all finished in the top in all three categories and in are #1, #2, and #5 in the overall rankings. This is due to a combination of a low cost of living, growing job markets, and strong incentives for business investment in the region.

The overall ranking of top real estate markets for 2015 are 1) Houston; 2) Austin, 3) San Francisco, 4) Denver, and 5) Dallas/Fort Worth.

Here are the top markets for real estate investment, according to the survey:

  1. Houston, TX
  2. Austin, TX
  3. San Francisco, CA
  4. Seattle, WA
  5. Denver, CO
  6. Los Angeles, CA
  7. Charlotte, NC
  8. Boston, MA
  9. Dallas/Fort Worth, TX

And here are the top markets for real estate development:

  1. Houston, TX
  2. San Francisco, CA
  3. Seattle, WA
  4. Austin, TX
  5. Denver, CO
  6. Los Angeles, CA
  7. Charlotte, NC
  8. Dallas/Fort Worth, TX
  9. Boston, MA

2015 won’t be the end of the real estate recovery. Officials at PriceWaterhouse Cooper predict that the industry is in a period of sustained growth. After several years of starts and stops, this sustainability is good news to anyone looking to expand into real estate investment in the new year.

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