Capital Markets

Prospects for Japan’s Capital and Real Estate Markets

Asset prices in Japan have risen strongly in recent years, fueled by influences including cheap and abundant capital, positive yield spreads, slow but steady economic growth, and a resurgent tourism sector that has proved to be a boon for local retailers. And, not least, positive sentiment around the 2020 Summer Olympics has been a factor, with many investors believing the market will remain buoyant until after the Games are finished. Recently, however, perceptions have shifted, with a growing body of opinion gravitating towards the view that a correction may occur well before summer 2020.

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Global Real Estate Investors See Slowing Growth in U.S. and Europe, Increased Interest in Asia

ULI research highlights continued demand for property as investors try to balance their appetite for yield amid potential market risks.

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ULI Real Estate Economic Forecast Sees More Runway Ahead for Current Growth Cycle

The U.S. economy is weeks away from celebrating the start of its record-breaking 11th year of economic expansion, and the latest ULI Real Estate Economic Forecast is pointing to an even longer run that could extend through 2021, as discussed on a webinar hosted by ULI.

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Finding a Funding Solution to Maintain Detroit’s Parks

ULI Advisory Services convened a panel of land-use experts in early April to brainstorm ideas on how to improve funding for long-term maintenance and sustainability of Detroit’s parks.

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Recent Articles

  • Real Estate Economists Forecast Slower Growth and Returns in 2021

    April 26, 2019

    Despite stock and bond market volatility in late 2018 and increasing global trade and growth concerns, the April 2019 “ULI Real Estate Economic Forecast” was surprisingly consistent with the previous forecast, released in October 2018. Overall, expectations for 2019 and 2020 are flat to up, while the newly introduced forecast for 2021 calls for slower growth and returns. Moderating growth in gross domestic product (GDP) and jobs for 2019 to 2021 should lead to slower but still positive real estate demand and absorption. Expectations for the real estate market are modest, and the sector is relatively well prepared for slower economic growth, if it occurs.

  • Deal Profile: Sun Crest Heights, Capitol Heights, Maryland

    This 44-unit residential rehab, financed by three mission-driven lenders, preserved workforce/affordable homes and reduced neighborhood crime—and meets nearly all its annual electric demand with on-site solar power.

  • U.S. Economic Growth to Continue; Europe Faces Problems, Says Bloomberg Economics Editor

    April 18, 2019

    The U.S. economy continues to perform strongly nearly a decade into the current recovery and China appears to be bouncing back from a slowdown, but weakness in Europe is a cause for concern, a prominent business journalist told an audience at the ULI Spring Meeting in Nashville. The U.S. GDP growth trend is still solid, said Kathleen Hays, global economics and policy editor for Bloomberg Television and Bloomberg Radio, who has covered the U.S. economy and the Federal Reserve for more than 30 years. “The bottom line is the economy is still growing and it’s still creating jobs,” Hays said.

  • ULI Forecast Shows U.S. Growth Continuing Over Next Three Years

    The United States’s economic expansion is expected to continue over the next three years, with growth moderating by 2021, according to the 15th annual ULI Real Estate Economic Forecast covering 27 economic and real estate indicators.

  • In Brief: Asia Pacific Gateway Cities Lead Commercial Property Price Growth in 2018

    March 29, 2019

    Commercial property prices continued to rise across the largest gateway markets globally in 2018, according to data provided by RCA, but the pace of growth slowed from previous years. Cities in the Asia Pacific region, including Melbourne, Seoul, and Singapore, led the pack in the latest “RCA CPPI RCA’s Global Cities” report rankings.

  • U.S. Commercial Real Estate Lenders Expect a Strong 2019

    March 18, 2019

    Alternative lenders increased their market share in the commercial real estate debt sector in 2018, panelists said at a ULI North Texas event in March. That trend is likely to continue this year as competition among all types of debt providers heats up capital markets.

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