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Connect Media: Sam Zell Expects Rebound for Office, Hospitality and Big-City Multifamily

Monday, February 1, 2021

Chicago’s own Sam Zell sees the future of certain commercial property sectors clouded by possible oversupply, but not so much by permanent shifts stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic. Office use, hospitality and central-city apartments all will rebound, while the industry icon sees potential for oversupply in a couple of currently hot sectors.

That’s among the takeaways from Zell’s wide-ranging keynote interview last week as part of the Harold E. Eisenberg Foundation’s REAL Bright Summit: Building the Future of Real Estate. The founder of Equity Group Investments was interviewed by Collete English Dixon, executive director, Marshall Bennett Institute of Real Estate, Roosevelt University.

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