Greta Guggenheim, ULI member and president of Ladder Capital, spoke at the 2011 ULI Capital Markets Conference in New York. She discusses the state of conduit lending as well as the role and impact of new issuance in 2011.
Since Congress legalized crowdfunding for real estate projects in 2012, the internet-based financing source has grown dramatically, from $396.4 million in 2013 to $2.5 billion in 2015, according to the Los Angeles–based research and advisory firm Massolutions.
The economic forecast for the next three years likely will be mixed, panelists said at the ULI Spring Meeting in Philadelphia, thanks to slowing productivity, job growth that is relegated primarily to low-wage sectors, and imbalances in real estate markets driven by shifting consumer preferences and incomes.
The U.S. economy remains in good shape with steady, if unspectacular growth, the head of one of the world’s largest investment management companies said at the opening of the general session at ULI’s Spring Meeting in Philadelphia.