Author: Maria Fiore
Maria Fiore is vice president of program development at ULI.
Articles by Maria Fiore
- Jeb Bush and Sam Zell among Speakers at 2013 ULI Fall Meeting
Published on September 23, 2013 in Fall Meeting
Two-time governor of Florida Jeb Bush will deliver the closing keynote address at the ULI Fall Meeting in Chicago November 5–8. Other speakers will include: Sam Zell, founder of Equity Group Investments and chairman of Equity International; Dan Pelino, general manager, Global Public Sector, IBM; and Cia Buckley, chief investment officer of Dune Real Estate Partners.
- Capital Markets on the Rebound: Where the Risk Lies
Published on October 22, 2012 in Fall Meeting
A panel on the state of the capital markets at the Urban Land Institute’s fall meeting began with optimism about the current rate of growth and health of major banks. But concern crept in as panelists acknowledged that mounting pressure to build business could lead to something of a rewind of past cycles.
- With Interest Rates Low—and Falling—Lenders Scale Back Expectations on Originations
Published on June 12, 2012 in Capital Markets
Lenders are scaling back expectations for 2012, according to representatives of major financial institutions speaking at ULI’s recent Capital Markets Conference.
- Investing in Distressed Debt
Published on June 11, 2012 in Capital Markets
Richard Saltzman, president of Colony Capital, kicked off a session on investing in distressed debt at ULI’s Capital Markets Conference on June 7 in New York City by pointing out that the estimated $1 trillion in “overleveraged, underwater debt” slated to mature over the next six years overwhelms the approximately $300 billion targeting such deals. Only one in five deals might be a home run, he added.