Looking Up & Forward

World Police & Fire Games 2025 in Birmingham

The plethora of “worst-ever” economic reports during this COVID-19 outbreak has overshadowed some Look Up & Forward economic news for the Alabama economy.  

Auto manufacturers restart their engines

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 ...

Pandemic Insurance

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?

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.”


Valuation Impacts of COVID-19

Featuring nationally recognized commercial real estate experts who addressed changing market conditions during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

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COVID-19's Impact on Student Housing

There was some concern at the beginning of the pandemic that student housing could be the first domino to fall, given the swift closure of colleges across the nation.

Five pieces to the appraisal puzzle during COVID-19

Although the guidelines that U.S. financial institutions must adhere to for “Federally Related Transactions” are now a decade old, they are still the road map for appraisers when performing an appraisal ...

The Paycheck Protection Program

If your company is facing outstanding expenses as a result of COVID-19, assistance is available through the Payroll Protection Program (the “PPP”) recently passed by Congress and signed into law by President ...

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Coronavirus and CRE: Government Finance Interventions

K.C. Conway discusses the pros, cons, and considerations for industry professionals regarding the Federal Reserve's recent interventions to stimulate the economy, the FDIC's loan modification guidance to banks, the new loan ...


The Impact of Coronavirus on the Industry

K.C. Conway shares helpful insights and tips for commercial real estate professionals to navigate the ever-changing environment as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

Nation waits on Congress

Fed and other agencies step up

The Federal Reserve along with many other government agencies, housing authorities, industry associations, corporations, and small businesses are literally throwing everything they have to prevent a depression. 

Fast and Furious

The big takeaway from this week is that unimaginable stimulus is coming in probably 2-3 waves that is going to target workers first, cities and states second to shore up unemployment ...

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Coronavirus and Its Impact on Commercial Real Estate

K.C. Conway discusses the pandemic, how CRE practitioners can weather the storm, and how to future-proof new investments on the CCIM Institute Commercial Investment Real Estate podcast

June Jobs Perspectives

Just when things were going so well the first four months of 2019, the Vroom economy has had to pull off the race track for a refueling pit stop. 

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