Around the world, commercial real estate investors are tired of sky-high prices and low investor yields—but they keep on paying, said panelists at a Capital Markets keynote at the ULI Fall Meeting.Read More
The nascent, fast-growing phenomenon of crowdfunding in real estate financing hasn’t yet scratched the surface of its potential, according to participants in a panel at ULI’s 2014 Fall Meeting in New York City.Read More
The Trepp survey for the week ending October 24, 2014, showed average spreads basically unchanged, with the implied rate for ten-year, modestly leveraged commercial real estate mortgages equaling 3.64 percent—100 basis points lower than year-end 2013.Read More
In an appearance at the 2014 ULI Fall Meeting in New York City, the head of the nation’s biggest bank talked about resilience—both the U.S. economy’s and his own, in the face of a bout with cancer.Read More
The Trepp survey for the week ending October 17 showed average spreads widening as much as 15 basis points, with the average breaking the 130-basis-point barrier.
The latest forecast from the Urban Land Institute and EY shows that expectations across the real estate capital markets are moderating after several years of strong growth. A survey of 43 economists and analysts from 32 leading real estate organizations shows that real estate capital markets are expected to continue strengthening, though at a slower pace compared with that witnessed in recent years.
On October 20, the ULI Foundation will honor Foundation Governor Michael D. Fascitelli for his contributions to the Institute and his career accomplishments in real estate finance and responsible land use. Fascitelli discusses the current state of financial markets—and what’s next for his career with ULI senior fellow Stephen Blank.
That anguished cry you heard from the capital markets during the week was the result of the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) announcing that it would no longer invest in hedge funds, saying they were too time-consuming and too complex, and had produced unsatisfactory rates of return. Could real estate be next?
The Trepp survey for the week ending September 12 showed average spreads coming in about 5 basis points. The implied rate for ten-year, modestly leveraged commercial real estate mortgages was 4.0 percent, 64 basis points lower than year-end 2013. It remains a great time to be a borrower.
The Trepp survey for the week ending September 5, 2014, again showed average spreads literally unchanged as the markets got back after the three-day holiday weekend, rested and ready to take on the world’s challenges. If you are planning financing and/or refinancing this year, now is the time to put the pedal to the floor.