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Market Studies

The study of influences upon client and/or consumer behavior and the analysis of market characteristics directly related to market trends. Market studies may include a forecast of general economic conditions as related to fundamental determinates of demand in a particular market. General economic conditions may include the study of demand for a specified type of real estate project in the future which may include as estimate of such things as absorption rates, current and forecasted market rents, supply and demand trends in a particular market, real estate appreciation and depreciation forecasts and trends, and current cost indexes and/or market trends. In addition, appraisers are tasked with determining the highest and best use of a specified real estate project. As such, this directly correlates with what is legally permissible, physically possible, financially feasible, and maximally productive. These criteria are paramount in the appraisal process and a vital component of a feasibility analysis that maybe requested by an investor.