Capital Markets

In the Land of Broken Deals: Four Key Commercial Real Estate Lending Trends for 2023

For grizzled veterans of commercial real estate, the return to a “negative leverage” environment may have been unforeseen but surely was not unique.

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Public-Sector Innovation: $400 Million P3 SoCal Rehab Delivers Cutting-Edge Government Center

Thanks to one of the largest public/private partnerships ever assembled in California, Orange County now boasts cutting-edge, energy-efficient government buildings.

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Investors Backing Off Opportunity Funds in 2023

The boom in private-equity real estate fundraising that has delivered a slew of billion-dollar megafunds in recent years has slammed into some formidable headwinds. Yet near-term challenges aren’t diminishing the appetite for capital among a still-crowded field of fund managers and sponsors.

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Managing a Slowdown: What the Top Investors Said at the 2022 ULI/McCoy Symposium on Real Estate Finance

Rising interest rates have scrambled the plans of many real estate investors and finance leaders. No one knows how much more interest rates will rise, how much property prices will fall, or whether the U.S. economy will dive into a recession, a mild downturn, or even continue to grow. Industry leaders discussed this and more at the 29th ULI/McCoy Symposium on Real Estate Finance, a  gathering of real estate leaders held in December.

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Recent Articles

  • View from the Top on Capital Markets: Takeaways from Allen Matkins’ 2022 Fall Roundtable

    December 19, 2022

    The ULI/Allen Matkins Capital Markets Roundtable, now in its eighth year, brings together investors, developers, lenders, managers, and intermediaries to share insights and perspectives on the current and future outlook for real estate capital markets. topics discussed included which sectors of the market are strong, which should be avoided; and what the thoughts and strategies of some major players in real estate financing and investing are for the coming year.

  • Florida Investors Remain Confident Despite Financial Knowns and Unknowns

    December 16, 2022

    In a capital markets panel at the 2022 ULI Florida Meeting in Miami, top real estate investment leaders shared insights on investing in today’s uncertain environment and more specifically, in Florida. The prevailing takeaway seemed to boil down to an investor’s risk tolerance in uncertain times.

  • Can the Fed Manage a Soft Landing? Economists Weigh In on Looming U.S. Recession in 2023

    December 2, 2022

    Although opinions vary on whether the U.S. Federal Reserve Board can successfully manage a “soft landing,” many in the commercial real estate industry are bracing for a U.S. recession in 2023.

  • Real Estate Market in Asia Embraces Hope Amidst Lackluster Sentiments, says ULI and PwC Report

    November 28, 2022

    The 17th edition of the Emerging Trends in Real Estate® Asia Pacific, the regional real estate forecast jointly published by ULI and PwC, highlights a downtick in investor sentiment due to concerns over the rising cost of debt, higher inflation, and a looming global recession. A dip in regional transaction volumes is apparent, with the third-quarter deal count in the Asia Pacific falling 38 percent year-on-year to US$32.6 billion, recording the lowest third-quarter volumes for a decade in the region.

  • Pent-Up Demand for ESG Investments Presents Opportunities, Challenges for Real Estate Industry

    November 18, 2022

    A new survey by PwC identified an exponential increase in the asset and wealth management industry’s desire for environmental, social, and governance–oriented (ESG) investments: in the United States alone, assets under management are projected to more than double from $4.5 trillion in 2021 to $10.5 trillion in 2026. At the same time, asset managers report being challenged to create enough new funds to keep up with the demand, giving an edge to real estate firms with strong sustainability programs. 

  • Haven Realty Capital, J.P. Morgan Launch $415 Million Joint Venture Focused on Build to Rent

    November 17, 2022

    Haven Realty Capital and institutional investors advised by J.P. Morgan Global Alternatives have formed a programmatic joint venture to acquire and develop more than $1 billion in new build-to-rent communities throughout the United States. The joint venture comes at a time when new for-sale housing starts have fallen to a two-year low.

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