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    May

  • 05-27-22

    Focusing on the Good: The Merits of Crowdfunding Equitable Development 

    Equity crowdfunding has emerged in recent years as a viable alternative to more traditional means of raising capital while also allowing members of the community to have a stake in the development. But it can also be used as a tool to generate wealth primarily for people from excluded and marginalized communities and groups, said panelists speaking at the 2022 ULI Spring Meeting.

  • 05-17-22

    UL Interview: How One Fund Sees Opportunity in Smaller and Mid-Sized Industrial Properties

    While much of the focus on U.S. industrial is on large, single-tenant facilities, with big names like Amazon taking whole facilities. But multi-tenant industrial may offer diversification and risk reduction while helping small manufacturing firms grow over time. BKM Capital Partners spoke with Urban Land

  • April

  • 04-29-22

    ULI Forecast: Positive for U.S. Real Estate Despite Higher Inflation, Interest Rates

    Real estate economists predict solid performance by U.S. property markets over the next three years, according to the spring 2022 ULI Real Estate Economic Forecast. This is in spite of predictions of rising inflation and slower economic growth as a result of the Russia/Ukraine conflict and other developments. While the real estate–related components of the forecast are generally positive, contributing economists downgraded near-term economic growth and predicted significantly higher inflation and interest rates during the forecast period (2022–2024) compared with the prior forecast.

  • 04-21-22

    Investing in Mexico: Seeing Opportunities in Industrial and Hotel

    At the 2022 Spring Meeting in San Diego, panelists shared some of the opportunities they see in Mexico, while addressing some of the perceived challenges, both real and imagined.

  • 04-19-22

    Strong Dollar and Growth Driving Capital Flows to U.S. Real Estate

    A panel of capital markets experts opened the 2022 ULI Spring Meeting with a discussion of the direction of global markets and capital flows in an environment of rising interest rates as well as global uncertainty such as the ongoing conflict in Ukraine.

  • 04-14-22

    Opportunity Zone Funds Boosting Surge in U.S. Multifamily Construction

    Out of the wreckage of the COVID-19 pandemic, Qualified Opportunity Zone (OZ) funds accelerated last year, with nearly $7 billion in new capital raised during the second half of 2021. Much of that money appears to be directed into new multifamily housing projects erected in high-growth markets

  • March

  • 03-25-22

    McCoy Symposium: Looking for Bright Spots and Opportunities in Commercial Real Estate for 2022

    ULI MEMBER–ONLY CONTENT: With a growing risk of recession in the next 18 months, U.S. commercial real estate faces uncertainty but remains attractive to investors seeking yield and stability, two experts said during a recent ULI webinar.

  • 03-15-22

    Global Emerging Trends: Survey Shows Increased Short- and Long-Term Uncertainty for Real Estate

    In the context of an economic shock from the outbreak of war in Ukraine and continuing inflationary concerns, Emerging Trends in Real Estate® Global Outlook 2022 focuses on the global outlook for the real estate industry increasing pressure for finance to support the decarbonization of real estate. The industry challenges lenders and their regulators to provide debt for the retrofit of existing buildings and the scale-up of the “climate tech” needed.

  • February

  • 02-17-22

    Access to Capital Remains a Major Drawback for Black Developers

    Despite growing numbers of African Americans in its ranks, commercial real estate remains largely white and male. Today, African American business leaders point to remaining challenges, including access to capital. But they also underline the importance of the industry in broader conversations.

  • 02-10-22

    In Brief: Cross-Border Investment into U.S. Commercial Property Rallied in 2021

    According to Real Capital Analytics, acquisitions of U.S. commercial property by overseas investors rebounded sharply in 2021, with investment concentrated on the apartment and industrial sectors. Cross-border deal volume totaled $70.8 billion in 2021, almost double the 2020 level.