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|We snapped former HUD Secretary Henry Cisneros minutes ago after his keynote at NAREE in Austin. Now executive chairman of CityView, an LA-based urban institutional investment firm, Cisneros offered an impressive overview of the country's CRE industry. He said hotels, infrastructure, and apartments are the sectors with the most promise: âHotels can lead commercial real estate to recoveryâ because almost no new supply was added during the recession. And with the US homeownership rate dropping from 70% to 65% during the res mortgage crisis, âthere will be a major need for apartments.â As for the weak links, the former HUD secretary fingered retail, office, and industrial. Just what we didn't want to hear.|