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Trump's impact on the economy and real estate markets

Many people in California would agree that the 2016 presidential election was unlike any other. While there is a lot of speculation about how a Trump presidency will affect the economy, the impact on the markets is still yet to be seen. Many of the policies that Trump talked about during the campaign could have profound effects on markets, but it's unclear whether they will be positive or negative.

Commercial real estate investors may want to pay close attention to key economic indicators from now until around the first 100 days after Trump takes office. Since there is so much uncertainty, many investors are waiting to see what happens before going forward with sales or purchases. Though the futures market went down on election night by 800 points, the Dow Jones Industrial Average has risen since Trump was elected. Interest rates have increased by over 30 percent since the election.

Trump has talked a lot about cutting corporate taxes, renegotiating international trade agreements and decreasing business regulations. Many analysts believe that these changes are likely to happen due to the Republican-controlled House and Senate. Some people believe that higher import prices could cause GDP growth to stall. However, some industries that will be protected by the new policies could benefit.

If certain industries benefit from new government policies, commercial real estate markets that are connected to those industries could benefit as well. A business and commercial law attorney might discuss with clients changes in the economy that may affect their current investments or potential ones. An attorney may also help an investor to pinpoint the most strategic timing for commercial real estate transactions.

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