Capital Markets

ULI Forecast Sees Increased Improvement in Outlook for U.S. Economy

U.S. real estate economists predict generally improved economic and property market news for the rest of 2020, as well as for the following two years, compared with their forecasts of six months ago, according to the fall ULI Real Estate Economic Forecast.

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African American Real Estate Professionals Recount Development Challenges and Successes

A three-part series of interviews at the 2020 ULI Virtual Fall Meeting examines the issues that have led to underinvestment in neighborhoods that have been predominantly African American, displacement that can occur as part of gentrification, and other topics.

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The View from the Economist: Planning for the 90 Percent Economy

Zanny Minton Beddoes, editor in chief of the Economist, outlined several trends accelerated by the global COVID-19 pandemic in a presentation at the ULI Virtual Fall Meeting.

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A Year of Acceleration, Experts Say Regarding Emerging Trends in Real Estate® 2021

“Accelerate” is the watchword in Emerging Trends in Real Estate® 2021, this year’s edition of the renowned trends and forecast report released by ULI and PwC.

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Recent Articles

  • Fiscal Stimulus Strongly Supported the Economy, but Employment Trends Are Troubling, ULI Expert Panel Says

    October 14, 2020

    The ULI Center for Capital Markets and Real Estate’s latest semiannual consensus forecast of real estate and economic indicators anticipates a 5 percent decline in real gross domestic product (GDP) for this year, with increases of 3.6 percent and 3.2 percent in 2021 and 2022, respectively. The semiannual survey based on the median of the forecasts from 43 economists and analysts at 37 leading real estate organizations completed in late September through early October, also anticipates this year’s unemployment rate to be 8 percent, declining to 6.6 percent in 2021 and 5.5 percent the following year.

  • Bulking Up on New-Economy Assets: Data Centers and Logistics Facilities in Vogue with Asia’s Investors

    September 23, 2020

    Global growth in e-commerce spurred by the coronavirus pandemic is boosting investor interest in a “new economy” asset class dominated by data centers and logistics facilities, speakers said in early September at a session during the ULI Asia Pacific REImagine conference.

  • HSBC Economist Sees Stronger Outlook for China through 2022

    September 21, 2020

    ULI MEMBER–ONLY CONTENT: Every major global economy except Mainland China will see a decline in growth this year due to the coronavirus pandemic, said Janet Henry, chief global economist at HSBC, as part of the ULI’s REImagine event.

  • In Its 20th Year, ULI Los Angeles’s Urban Marketplace Looks at Progress and Vision for the Future

    September 17, 2020

    ULI Los Angeles, celebrating the 20th year of its Urban Marketplace program, has launched a series of five online events around the theme of “A Reflection on Progress and a Vision for the Future,” with the first held in early September. The principal session consisted of a conversation between Michael Banner, president and CEO of Los Angeles LDC, and Miguel Pastor, director of the University of Southern California Program for Environmental and Regional Equity, focusing on helping disadvantaged neighborhoods access capital and positive signs for the future.

  • Accelerating the Demand for Proptech in the Asia Pacific Region

    September 8, 2020

    ULI MEMBER–ONLY CONTENT: The global COVID-19 pandemic promises to accelerate the adoption of property technology (proptech), which lies at the intersection of the roughly $230 trillion global property sector and the nearly $3.4 trillion global technology sector, speakers said in early September during the virtual ULI Asia Pacific REimagine conference.

  • ULI Report Forecasts COVID-19 to Accelerate the Restructuring of Europe’s Retail Property Sector

    June 9, 2020

    A new update from ULI to the Reshaping Retail report, which was published earlier this year prior to the coronavirus pandemic taking hold across Europe, forecasts that the impact of COVID-19 will accelerate the restructuring of the retail property sector, particularly in the United Kingdom. The need for stable cash flows has been identified as the main overall trigger point needed to spur the investment market.

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