Capital Markets

Bringing Greener Finance to the Asia Pacific Region

In a recent ULI webinar, a panel of experts discussed the dynamics of the Asia Pacific region’s fast-growing market for environmental, social, and governance (ESG) related debt. While the growth of the green finance market regionally still lags that in Europe, the pace of adoption is picking up rapidly.

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Keywords for Returning to the Office: Flexibility, Technology, Variety, and Health

Will the COVID-19 pandemic bring about the end of the viability of open-plan office space? Panelists speaking during a recent ULI Asia Pacific webinar concluded that flexibility, technology, variety, and health would be the key concepts bringing companies and key employees back to offices.

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ULI Capital Markets Forum: What a Difference a Year Makes

ULI MEMBER–ONLY CONTENT: As part of the 2021 ULI Virtual Europe Conference in February, high-level ULI members from across the global finance and investment sector gathered virtually to discuss capital flows, real estate market dynamics, and debt and equity markets. Among the trends discussed were an acceleration of deglobalization, shifting from “just in time” to “just in case” deliveries, and more interest in the hyperlocal, also characterized as “love thy neighborhood.”

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Helping Small and Large U.S. Landlords Survive a Downturn

As the new appointees at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development settle into their roles, they face challenges both old and new. Ethan Handelman, the new deputy assistant secretary of the agency’s Office of Multifamily Housing Programs, addressed the 2021 ULI Housing Opportunity Conference in March.

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Recent Articles

  • Digital Fractionalization Gaining Momentum, Bringing New Investors to Real Estate

    March 18, 2021

    Technology is paving the way for a segment of investors, many of whom are “digital natives,” to explore real estate as an additional part of their investment portfolio and participate financially in the real estate sector like never before, said panelists speaking at the 2021 ULI Singapore Annual Conference, held both virtually and in person in early March.

  • While ESG Funds Boom, Creating a Roadmap to Social-Value Measurement 

    February 26, 2021

    ULI has been working in collaboration with a select group of corporate members to produce a “roadmap” for social value measurement that identifies the obstacles, gaps, frameworks, and tools that are available to set targets, manage and measure social impact, and examine best practices already applied from across the real estate industry. 

  • The Future of the Modern Workplace Remains Up for Debate

    February 22, 2021

    ULI MEMBER–ONLY CONTENT: In an Oxford-style debate, two property experts locked horns virtually during the 2021 ULI Virtual Europe Conference in February on one of the most talked-about subjects of the past year—the future of the white-collar workplace. Once the pandemic has passed, will most office workers return to business as usual, working five days a week in proximity to colleagues? Or has the world changed forever, with most people working from home for at least a couple of days a week?  

  • In Brief: U.S. Multifamily Industry Likely Owed More Than $11 Billion

    February 16, 2021

    A study by the U.S. Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia showed that tenants who lost jobs during the COVID-19 pandemic may have already amassed $11 billion in rental arrears. Procedures for evictions and foreclosures may be failing the most vulnerable tenants and landlords.

  • In Brief: New Home Lot Supply Drops to Cycle Lows

    February 1, 2021

    According to data provider Zonda, the U.S. New Home Lot Supply Index came in at 63.5 for the third quarter of 2020, representing an 8.9 percent drop year over year. Hear more about trends in U.S. housing policy and development at the 2021 ULI Housing Opportunity Conference.

  • Top Takeaways from the Allen Matkins/ULI Capital Markets Roundtable

    January 14, 2021

    In fall 2020, Allen Matkins and the ULI Center for Capital Markets and Real Estate held a roundtable discussion, in two parts, featuring several industry leaders. Each speaker shared insights regarding the effect that COVID-19 has had on capital markets, mainly in real estate, as well as their forecasts for the coming year.

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