Capital Markets

Three Private-Sector Approaches to Preserving Affordable Housing in the Carolinas

At ULI South Carolina’s Capital Markets Conference, panelists outlined strategies that are leveraging the strengths of the private sector to create and preserve affordable housing in areas experiencing rapid growth.

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As Economists Forecast for 2020, Some Already Thinking Past the Next Recession

Sam Chandan, associate dean of New York University’s Schack Institute of Real Estate and host of the Real Estate Hour on SiriusXM Radio presented his economic forecast for 2020 at a ULI New York event in November.

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Capital Markets Roundtable: Where Investors Say the Market Is Headed

The ULI/Allen Matkins Capital Markets Roundtable, now in its fifth year, brings together investors, developers, lenders, managers, and intermediaries at the ULI Fall Meeting to share insights and perspectives on the current and future outlook for real estate capital markets. Panelists discussed what is working for their firms.

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Singapore, Tokyo Are Top Investment Markets in the Asia Pacific Region for 2020

After several years of steady growth, Asia Pacific real estate continues to produce strong returns, but caution is increasingly embedded into investor strategies, according to Emerging Trends in Real Estate ® Asia Pacific 2020, an annual real estate forecast jointly published by ULI and PwC. Singapore, Tokyo, Sydney, and Melbourne are ranked as four of the top five markets for investment prospects, reflecting investor preference for regional markets that are large, liquid, and defensive.

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Recent Articles

  • ULI Forecast Predicts Continued Modest Growth Ahead through 2021

    October 7, 2019

    The persistent theme over the current economic cycle of “lower for longer” growth has contributed to a record expansion cycle that has surpassed 10 years. Results from ULI’s latest “Real Estate Economic Forecast” show that trend is likely to continue into 2021, said panelists speaking on a webinar discussing the survey results.

  • ULI Forecast Says Longest U.S. Economic and Real Estate Expansion to Continue through 2021

    September 30, 2019

    Although real estate economists have tempered their view on economic growth over the past six months, according to the latest ULI survey data, they continue to forecast positive GDP growth, slower but solid job growth, and steady real estate markets and returns through 2021. This is despite the U.S. yield curve inverting (often a harbinger of a recession), an escalation of the U.S.-China trade dispute, and slowing economic growth in Europe, particularly in the United Kingdom and Germany.

  • Finding Deals in D.C.: The Acquisitions Process

    September 3, 2019

    Despite record amounts of capital seeking deals, market nuances must be navigated.

  • Should Cap Rate Spreads (and Cap Rates) Be This High?

    August 7, 2019

    Interest rates have been on a roller-coaster ride over the last year, but cap rates are largely unchanged. The result of these moves is that cap rate spreads relative to the safe investments in the 10-year U.S. Treasury bonds have moved back to the levels seen in 2017. Given everything that has changed over the last year—as well as everything that has not—there may be room for cap rate spreads to move lower.

  • How Brexit and the Market Cycle Are Affecting Investor Sentiment across the United Kingdom

    June 28, 2019

    At the 2019 ULI U.K. National Conference, a panel on the practicalities of real estate investment reflected on the opportunities and challenges, not least in terms of the impact that Brexit is having on investor sentiment, as well as where we are in the market cycle. Multifamily continues to do well, while retail is struggling as in overbuilt markets.

  • Looking Both Forward and Backward at China’s Economic Evolution

    June 21, 2019

    Pragmatism and caution have defined China’s 40 years of economic reform, and this steady progress is set to continue, said Shui On Group chairman Vincent Lo speaking at the 2019 ULI Asia Pacific Summit. Lo—who has been investing in China real estate for more than 30 years—said that the nation’s approach can be summed up by the aphorism “cross the river by feeling the stones.”

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