Commercial real estate trends in 2018: Innovation and disruption

Ground breaking innovations in commercial real estate are creating unprecedented efficiencies in building construction, management, utilization and, increasingly, financing and payments.

In 2018, these trends encompassed everything from machine learning to evolving business models. In addition, these new lending practices are bringing an added dimension of speed, flexibility and ease-of-use to CRE lending.

Learn about the latest CRE trends and innovations in this Capital One-commissioned report prepared by top industry researchers from the MIT Center for Real Estate.


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Explore our findings:


Innovation in CRE Financing

Powerful trends are accelerating the rate of change in commercial real estate. Stay a step ahead with insight from our full report.

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Executive Summary

Get an overview of the commercial real estate industry and a snapshot of the innovations that are reshaping the business landscape.

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Unlocking Real Estate Value

Understand the trends driving commercial real estate toward a flexible service model.

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CRE Expert Interviews

Watch top researchers discuss their outlook on the commercial real estate market and disruptions that are changing the way owners and investors conduct business.

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Housing Market Trends

From our archives: the 2017 edition of the report reveals how dramatic changes in technology, demographics and policy are coming together to transform the commercial real estate industry.

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