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Economic boom is in ‘seventh-inning stretch’

Tampa Bay capital markets

If you compare the economic boom to a baseball game, Valley Bank’s Al Rogers says we’re in the seventh-inning stretch. Rogers, senior VP and executive lending officer of Valley, spoke at a recent Urban Land Institute panel discussion about capital markets.

“We still have a good long run ahead of us,” he said. “We’ll see a slowdown at some point, but we don’t foresee a severe one happening any time soon.”

What worries him? The construction labor shortage, which is driving up costs. Costs may get so high – particularly in multifamily – that new deals won’t work with current rents.

Kyle Parks, B2 Communications

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