Capital Markets

Canada: Poised for Growth in 2017

Despite the perennial speculations of a housing market crash, there is room for growth in the Canadian real estate market, according to Emerging Trends in Real Estate ®, as investors are moving east and toward more mixed-use developments. Canada seems poised for a year of stability regardless of concerns about a possible pullback in the Vancouver and Toronto housing markets.

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How Will a December Rate Hike Affect REITs?

While the U.S. economy’s steady growth and low unemployment rate have strengthened the case for raising key interest rates, savvy investors will likely still find yield in specific sectors. Plus, interest rate survey data from Trepp.

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Future of Global Capital: Low Interest Rates, High Volatility

Global finance experts speaking at the 2016 ULI Fall Meeting in late October said that institutional investors were preparing for an extended period of low interest rates and global volatility. But U.S. election results soon added another layer of complexity.

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REITs Drop in October, Still Outperform Broader Market

October share prices for REITS were lower month-over-month, and all sectors posted lower returns, except for infrastructure REITs which reported 18.3 percent in total returns for the year. Despite the decline in prices and performance, sector returns continue to surpass the S&P 500. Plus, interest rate survey data from Trepp.

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Recent Articles

  • German Cities Deemed Safest Bets in Europe in 2017

    November 4, 2016

    In the search for safe havens, German cities will be Europe’s most preferred real estate investment and development destinations in 2017, according to Emerging Trends in Real Estate® Europe 2017. Berlin, Hamburg, Frankfurt, and Munich occupy four of the top five spots for 2017 investment and development prospects in the annual forecast published jointly by ULI and PwC. The report is based on the opinions of almost 800 real estate professionals in Europe, including investors, developers, lenders, agents, and consultants.

  • ULI Consensus Forecast Sees Strength in Industrial, but Fewer Transactions Overall in Coming Years

    November 3, 2016

    The numbers in the latest ULI Real Estate Consensus Forecast may show flat to lower growth in the coming years, but there is plenty of both risk and opportunity in the market, as panelists said during a 2016 ULI Fall Meeting session on the report. “Economic growth in the United States is still happening,” said Jeanette Rice, head of investment research in the Americas for CBRE.

  • New Entrants in Field of Nontraded REITs

    October 31, 2016

    Both Rodin Global Property Trust and Blackstone Real Estate Income Trust are entering the nonlisted REIT sector while it is experiencing substantial headwinds, facing criticism for high fees, vague disclosures, and low returns. But efforts toward transparency are boosting their popularity with investors. Plus, interest rate survey data from Trepp.

  • Health Care REITs Cutting Back on Skilled-Nursing Holdings

    October 24, 2016

    Two of the top three health care real estate investment trusts (REITs) have spun off their struggling skilled-nursing investments into separate REITs. Plus, interest rate survey data from Trepp.

  • Real Estate Forecasts Continue to Moderate

    October 18, 2016

    The latest survey of U.S. real estate economists shows continued declines in expected economic and real estate growth rates. Compared with six months ago, real estate economists have reduced their expectations about economic growth, interest rates, commercial mortgage–backed securities (CMBS) issuance, housing starts, and private real estate returns. One area of greater optimism is the industrial sector, with forecasts of lower availability and higher rents and returns.

  • What Does the Upcoming Election Mean for CRE and REITs?

    October 17, 2016

    Will real estate fundamentals strengthen further or weaken after a new administration takes office in January?

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