Ross is a Managing Director and Global Head of the firms' Real Estate Advisory Group. Ross is primarily focused on real estate consulting for corporate clients, pension funds, private equity firms, hedge funds, money center banks and real estate investment trusts (publicly traded and non-traded). He oversees teams that perform Financing and Debt Advisory, Hospitality Advisory Services, Property Asset Management and Optimization, and Real Estate Valuation as well as the Investment Advisory Team. Ross has a distinct competency to complete large multi-property, multi national & global valuation engagements. Ross has also had several engagements for financing and litigation support purposes.
COVID-19 has affected the real estate industry profoundly as transaction activity is down and many industries are in outright stress. Retail properties that have reopened have seen mixed results, with some in premium locales faring well and others in secondary locations doing poorly due to ongoing restrictions on capacity and lack of foot traffic. The bright spots have been logistics properties and, unsurprisingly, properties occupied by businesses deemed as essential. As we work to make it out on the other side of this pandemic, logistics warehouses will become an increasingly desired investment opportunity as the preferred retail shopping method accelerates from brick-and-mortar stores to e-commerce.28 June 2021