Commercial Real Estate Forecasting Powered by NORC

ForeGround is a subscription-based service that provides forecasts and insights on commercial real estate investments trends in dozens of major U.S. metropolitan areas.   Developed by NORC’s Commercial Real Estate Economics group, which has a 20-year track record producing accurate market insights for the nation’s largest investment managers, ForeGround covers every major sector of the commercial real estate industry, from retail and industrial to office and multifamily.

ForeGround combines industry expertise with scientifically rigorous research and a commitment to transparency to help clients identify new investment opportunities, understand how particular properties fit within an overall real estate market, anticipate changes in those markets, and maximize potential investment returns while minimizing risk.​

Expert, Personal Advice

We're proven experts with decades of experience delivering accurate insights to the largest U.S. investment managers.


Built for Researchers

ForeGround is the premier commercial real estate forecasting service geared toward making the researcher's job easier.


Foreground_Graphic_2.pngGrounded in Science

Our forecasts are grounded in science. We translate economic data trends into actionable advice to improve your investment returns.


Foreground_Graphic_4.pngTransparent, Independent Voice

We build on NORC’s proven 75 year commitment to transparency and independence.