David J. Lynn, Ph.D.

Executive Vice President and Chief Investment Strategist

David Lynn, Ph.D., serves as executive vice president and Chief Investment Strategist at Cole Real Estate Investments Inc. 

Articles by David J. Lynn, Ph.D.
Prospects for Multifamily Sector Improve Greatly
A sharp increase in transaction activity for multifamily properties over the past year is indicative of strong investor interest in the sector
Commentary: Emerging Markets Exit the Recession with Confidence and Credibility
Large, rapidly developing countries, including Mexico, China, India and Brazil, are all expected to benefit from increasing international investment as the global economy recovers.
As Storm Clouds Lift, Commercial Real Estate Transitions to Sustainable Growth
Commercial real estate performance generally lags economic growth by about four to six quarters. As our firm, ING Clarion Partners, suggested earlier this year, 2010 appears to be a transition year, moving from the steep downturn of 2009 toward a sustainable recovery in 2011.
David Lynn: More Troubles Ahead for the Housing Market
The downturn in the U.S. housing market was a critical cause of the Great Recession in 2008 and 2009.
As a Hedge Against Inflation, Commercial Real Estate Investment Remains a Smart Play
In economic terms, inflation is defined as a rise in the general level of prices of goods and services in an economy over a period of time.
Will Europe’s Sovereign Debt Crisis Derail the U.S. Commercial Real Estate Recovery?
Since mid-April, fears of a European sovereign debt crisis have sent another round of shockwaves through the global financial system.
Is the Price Right? Consider the Replacement Cost
With property sales at a minimum and accurate capitalization rates difficult to ascertain, investors are increasingly looking at replacement cost as a method of establishing pricing parameters.
All Signs Point to Improving Commercial Real Estate Investment Market
Real estate capital markets continue to improve. As investor sentiment rebounds, there is a large amount of equity capital chasing a relatively constrained supply of for-sale core assets.
Smart Asset Allocation Requires Investors To Time Market Cycles
The unraveling of the global economy has led to dramatic losses in commercial property values.
Why Supply-Constrained Markets Hold So Many Advantages
Structural constraints on the delivery of new supply in a given market reduce an owner’s competition for tenants, which may lead to higher occupancy, higher rent levels, stronger rent growth and higher capital values over time.
Building A Case for a Second-Half Recovery in 2010
Several positive developments are emerging in the real estate capital markets, providing a glimpse of optimism as investor sentiment appears to rebound.
High-Beta Markets May Provide Opportunities as Market Recovers
Real estate pricing is a function of supply and demand. Since each market has different underlying demand drivers and supply constraint characteristics, investment returns vary.
Signs of Life Emerge in Commercial Real Estate Lending Market
Several positive developments appear to be emerging in the real estate capital markets, providing a glimpse of optimism as investor sentiment begins to rebound.
Real Estate Downturn of the Early ’90s Differs From Today’s Crash In Important Ways
Many market observers have pointed out similarities between the current downturn in commercial real estate and the downturn in the early 1990s
Cap Rate Spreads: Indicator of Opportunity?
The cap rate spread over the 10-year Treasury yield is normally positive, reflecting the additional risks inherent in real estate assets. The risk premium is generally considered necessary to compensate for liquidity, leasing and tenant credit risk.
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