Looking Up & Forward
World Police & Fire Games 2025 in Birmingham
May 22, 2020
The plethora of “worst-ever” economic reports during this COVID-19 outbreak has overshadowed some Look Up & Forward economic news for the Alabama economy.
Valuing CRE during a period of “Material Change”
May 15, 2020
While valuation uncertainty rises during peaks and troughs to market cycles, lenders and investors still struggle to define the new normal and determine where it is safe to re-enter the market ...
Auto manufacturers restart their engines
May 11, 2020
As Alabama and other states reopen their economies in a measured fashion to balance the public health risks with the fiscal risks, a key industry sector to monitor is automobile sales ...
Record job losses highlight pandemic's economic toll
May 8, 2020
The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Total Nonfarm Payroll Employment fell by 20.5 million jobs in April and the unemployment rate rose to 14.7%.
What Is Connecting Businesses and Real Estate Before and During COVID-19?
May 5, 2020
The COVID-19 outbreak came during our most technologically advanced age; however, there are some decades old infrastructure items that are keeping us connected today - and vital to our reconnection post ...
May 1, 2020
Pandemic insurance has become more top-of-mind as states begin to reopen and assess the damage to businesses and commercial real estate.
While we shelter in place, who's still working?
April 27, 2020
A disproportionate amount of COVID-19 coverage globally has been – and continues to be – dedicated to “what’s not working.” This article’s focus is pivoting to “who’s still working.”
A review of March 2020 home builder sentiment and mortgage application data
April 17, 2020
The housing-related data this week doused cold water on March’s hopes by the housing industry that record low interest rates and Realtors pivoting to virtual home tours would mitigate COVID-19 damage ...