The U.S. economy began 2017 on a wave of optimism about the potential for stronger growth under the new Trump administration. Proposals to reduce regulation, increase spending on infrastructure and defense, and lower taxes led to rising confidence among consumers, businesses, and investors. As financial markets rallied, the resulting wealth effect also boosted optimism. Has the optimism had an impact on CRE? Read Cushman & Wakefield’s analysis of first quarter results for each market sector.