Capital Markets

How Detroit Battled Its Way Out of Bankruptcy

Detroit’s bankruptcy marked a turn in the fate of the city. Along with the economic downfall came rare opportunities for investment, creation, and collaboration.

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Industry Leaders Share Predictions in Live-Voting Session on Capital Markets

Where are capital markets—and specific real estate sectors—headed? In a novel ULI panel at the ULI Spring Meeting in Detroit, 11 of the Institute’s top leaders revealed their expectations through instant polls on ten market questions.

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ULI Forecast Calls for Positive Outlook through 2018, Slowing in 2019

The new ULI Real Estate Economic Forecast is taking a more bullish view on the U.S. economy—at least for the remainder of this year. As compared with the fall survey, key indicators such as gross domestic product (GDP) growth, jobs, and the Consumer Property Price Index (CPPI) all trended higher. But that boost may be short lived with growth tapering in 2019 and 2020.

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The Evolving Flow of Capital between the U.S. and China

At a recent event hosted by ULI Washington, panelists discussed how U.S. and Chinese companies are continuing to work together. After record levels of U.S. investment from China in 2016, new controls on capital outflow and investors’ changing attitudes have slowed inflows, while domestic development in China has also shifted.

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Recent Articles

  • Outlook for Industrial and Multifamily Still Strong among North Texas Investors

    April 2, 2018

    Strong economic fundamentals, a favorable regulatory environment, and plenty of capital to deploy bode well for real estate investments, acquisitions, and development in 2018.

  • What Detroit Tells Us about Conventional Financing and Economics of Revitalization

    March 26, 2018

    Understanding how and why groundbreaking multifamily communities are securing the financial commitments required to become reality is an important first step in appreciating how Detroit’s economic and development landscape evolves throughout the course of an accelerating growth cycle.

  • Despite Brexit and Central Bank Shifts, Global Economic Forecast Remains Largely Upbeat

    February 12, 2018

    Whether the current economic cycle has peaked was a constant question at the 2018 ULI Europe Conference in Berlin. In the discussions at the event in late January, real estate and investment experts were feeling bullish on Asia, generally enthusiastic about continental Europe, while cautious about Brexit.

  • ULI/McCoy Symposium on Real Estate Finance: Continuing Investment for 2018

    December 18, 2017

    Commercial real estate investors are keeping calm and carrying on, even though they are uncertain about what is coming next for fundamental elements affecting their business, such as the federal tax code and interest rate policy. “It makes it difficult to plan. . . . You don’t know what the federal budget is going to be. You don’t know what the Federal Reserve is going to be,” said Bowen H. “Buzz” McCoy, who participated in the 24th annual ULI/McCoy Symposium on Real Estate Finance, held in December in New York City.

  • In Brief: CMBS Originations Reported Up 45 Percent in Q3

    November 13, 2017

    Commercial real estate lending markets remained on the upswing in Q3 2017 with rising equity prices, limited volatility, and tightening spreads, according to the latest research from CBRE.

  • Asia Pacific Capital Still Major Force in U.S. Despite China’s Pullback

    October 26, 2017

    For any participant in the U.S. real estate market, failing to understand and interact with capital from the Asia Pacific region is not a viable strategy, Marc Renard of global firm Cushman & Wakefield said during a forum at the 2017 ULI Fall Meeting.

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