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Chassis
Intermodal Chassis Market Demonstrates Pandemic Period Resilience

By Elbert Choi and Derek Brennan

In this article we take a look at the impact of diminished import/export volumes on the chassis segment of the intermodal industry, how providers and end-users have responded during the current crisis, and the likely path forward for industry recovery over the balance of the last two quarters of this year and into 2021.

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Health Care
Appraisal Considerations Shifting as COVID-19 Disrupts Health Care Delivery

By John Satter, MAI and Adam Zimmerman, MAI

In this article, we examine how the COVID-19 pandemic is reshaping the configuration of critical and other care facilities, and what that is likely to mean for hospitals and the broader health care real estate market moving forward

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Forestry
Pandemic Impacts Continue to Shape the Course of Forestry Markets

By Jesse Marzouk

With construction designated as an essential service across much of the country since the start of COVID-19, continued, though somewhat diminished, new construction and remodeling demand has helped to sustain U.S. lumber markets. Pricing levels have also been bolstered by downtime taken at some western Canadian sawmills as a consequence of the pandemic and a lack of source fiber due to ongoing government limitations on cutting.

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Food & Beverage
Indicators Suggest Modest Growth for Craft Brewers That Evolve, Connect and Prepare Now for Post-Pandemic Re-Start

By Adam Stump

In this article, we discuss the state of the craft brewing business today, where it stood at the start of 2020 and how brewers’ own experiences and actions throughout this crisis may well be the key to unlocking a profitable future for their operations as the category recovers later this year.

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Food & Beverage
Food Industry Grappling with Challenges and Uncertainty of Recovery Timeframe from Global Pandemic

By Patrick Jensen

In this article we look at how pandemic-driven business closures, ensuing consumer purchasing behavior and supply chain dynamics are impacting the retail, production, distribution, and foodservice segments of the food industry.

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Strong Pre-Pandemic Demand and Continued, Solid U.S. Economic Fundamentals Reveal Likely Recovery Path for Transportation Industry Fleet Assets

Transportation
Underlying Economic Fundamentals Reveal Likely Recovery Path for Transportation Industry Fleet Assets

By Bryan Courcier

In this article we take a chronological look at industry trends leading up to the current pandemic to provide insight into both a recovery timeframe and potential valuation levels for transportation industry fleet assets in their emergence from the current COVID-19 crisis.

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Automotive
Online Sales Momentum Foretells Further Challenges for Automotive Aftermarket Industry in Post-Pandemic Environment

By Keith Spacapan

In this article we take a look at ecommerce and its impact on both consumer purchasing behaviors and brick and mortar businesses, with an eye toward what the future after COVID-19 may hold for those competing in the Automotive Aftermarket.

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Automotive
Aftermarket Parts Industry Beginning to Show its Counter-Cyclical Nature

By Keith Spacapan

Trailing twelve-month (TTM) net sales for the Hilco Parts Index (HPI) totaled $65.1 billion at the end of the first quarter of 2020, a 2.5% increase from one year earlier. However, net sales for just the first quarter were $15.7 billion, a decrease of 2.6% from the first quarter of 2019.

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Automotive
Absolute Priority: Hilco Automotive Experts on Industry's Response to COVID-19

By Steven Wolf and Keith Spacapan

Debtwire senior legal analyst Richard Goldman sits down with Hilco’s Steven Wolf and Keith Spacapan to discuss the impact that COVID-19 has had on the US automotive industry.

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