State of Commercial Real Estate and Construction

Where do your peers think the Commercial Real Estate and Construction industry is headed?


Schwabe commissioned a survey with the American City Business Journals to explore attitudes and behaviors and to uncover industry trends and insights. Over 700 participants responded to the survey, evenly spread across Washington and Oregon.


The most pressing challenges and opportunities:

  • Growth

  • Business resilience

  • Workforce innovation

Survey participants represented a wide variety of organizations (measured by revenue and number of employees):

survey participants


Photo Credits:

Page 2: Photo by Thorsten Beeck on Unsplash.
Page 12: Photo by 贝莉儿 NG on Unsplash.
Page 21: Photo courtesy of Clarum Homes.
Page 29: Photo courtesy of Lease Crutcher Lewis.
Page 30: Photo courtesy of Solid Form.

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The economy is strong and relatively diversified, which should allow the Puget Sound region to fare better in the coming downturn than many other parts of the nation.

—President, Washington CRE Company

We’re in an unfriendly business environment—new regulations are strangling development and the real estate industry in general.

—Partner, Oregon CRE Company