Although commercial real estate, like nearly every sector, experienced economic setbacks in 2020, it remained a large and core driver of the U.S. economy. In 2020, new and existing CRE buildings combined contributed $1.01 trillion to the U.S. GDP, generated $338.1 billion in personal earnings and supported 8 million jobs. 

Source: NAIOP Research Foundation “Economic Impacts of Commercial Real Estate, 2021”