According to CoStar, commercial property professionals are facing several challenges in their businesses, including higher interest rates, lower transaction volume, and a tense geopolitical environment with conflicts in Ukraine and the Middle East. Despite these challenges, many in the industry are grateful for their family and careers this Thanksgiving season. Some brokers have even seen opportunities to change companies during the economic downturn so they can be better positioned when the economy and real estate market bounce back as it has in the past. For example, Michael Lagazo of Phoenix is excited to be part of a growth opportunity and the opportunity to grow professionally at ROI Properties. Fellow retail broker Rachel Bliss also took advantage of the chance to change companies and cities, joining Western Retail Advisors from Equity Retail Brokers.