About Real Confidence™

Altus Group is excited to offer you Real Confidence™, an online publication comprised of a collection of published articles based on survey sentiment forecasting upcoming trends, thoughts, and direction for commercial real estate and the economy.

In this 2017 release, we are thankful to have gained insight from many decision-making leaders within a variety of private equity firms, listed REITs and debt organizations. As commercial real estate executives, they and their companies are in charge of hundreds of billions of dollars in assets daily. Their knowledge and experience provide the needed survey results as we asked each participant to rate questions on a scale of 0 (no confidence) to 100 (absolute confidence), based on their individual outlook. Also, we asked each executive to theoretically invest $1 billion in capital to a mix of real estate investment choices, directly linked to well-known industry indexes, attempting to post the highest one-year returns. Finally, video interviews posted within articles give additional insight and opinion to our final results.

This year we’ve added analysis focused on the demand side by surveying expected and recent college graduates on what impacts their decision-making on topics such as social media resources, home ownership, online retailing, and many other trending topics that affect commercial real estate.

This blend of feedback and resources supports our creation and distribution of Real Confidence™, a web-based source of thought-leadership information constructed to educate on the commercial real estate industry.


Real Confidence™ Chairs

Richard Kalvoda, Altus Group
Steven A. Wechsler, Nareit
Peter Steil, NCREIF

Principal Editor & Concept Design

Charles J. DiRocco, Jr., Altus Group

Senior Advisers

Richard Wincott, Altus Group
Michael R. Grupe, Nareit
Sara Rutledge, NCREIF


Charles J. DiRocco, Jr., Altus Group
Hillary Chura Hohmann
Mercedes Cardona

Guest Authors

Sara Rutledge, NCREIF
Jeff Fisher, NCREIF
Brad Case, NAREIT


Matthew Bechard, Nareit
Robert M. Pflieger, Nareit
ToolBox9 (Web Development)


Altus Group Limited is a leading provider of independent advisory services, software and data solutions to the global commercial real estate industry.  Our businesses, Altus Analytics and Altus Expert Services, reflect decades of experience, a range of expertise, and technology‐enabled capabilities. Our solutions empower clients to analyze, gain insight and recognize value on their real estate investments.  Headquartered in Canada, we have more than 2,500 employees around the world, with operations in North America, Europe and Asia Pacific. Our clients include some of the world’s largest real estate industry participants.  Altus Group pays a quarterly dividend of $0.15 per share and our shares are traded on the TSX under the symbol AIF..



Please direct any comments or questions to:
Chuck DiRocco, CRE, CCIM, FRICs