Capital Markets

Reshaping Europe’s Retail in an Age of E-Commerce

A timely report by ULI Europe sets out the potential triggers for the required restructuring of Europe’s retail real estate sector.

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Best Practices for Prioritizing People: Four Projects on Three Continents

With the challenges of technology, mobility, sustainability, and social inclusion, the public and private sectors are working together successfully to build thriving places. Reinventing underused urban spaces to prioritize people is the way. A panel at ULI Europe’s 2020 conference in Amsterdam, moderated by Marilyn Jordan Taylor, professor of architecture and urban design at the University of Pennsylvania and a former ULI global chair, discussed four successful projects around the globe.

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Close to the Peak or More Runway? How Investors View the Global Economy from Europe

Interest rates remain low and real estate prices are hitting record highs in many countries while global economic growth is slowing. At the ULI Europe Conference earlier this month in Amsterdam, experts shared their takes on the global economic outlook and what developers and investors should watch for.

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In Brief: Fourth-Quarter Lending Momentum Rises Year over Year

The U.S. Federal Reserve’s interest rate reductions, combined with continued economic growth, supported strong commercial real estate lending activity in the fourth quarter of 2019, according to the latest research from CBRE. The CBRE Lending Momentum Index, which tracks the pace of commercial loan closings in the United States, reached a value of 263 in December 2019—virtually unchanged from its third-quarter 2019 close and up 4.2 percent from a year earlier.

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Recent Articles

  • Delivering on the Promise of Opportunity Zones

    January 13, 2020

    With tax rules clarified, will the program deliver the promise of increasing development in underserved areas?

  • Survey: U.S. Economy and Real Estate Market Not Ready to Retire

    January 10, 2020

    There is no end in sight for the long-lived U.S. economic and real estate market expansion, according to leading real estate economists. These projections are based on a special year-end version of the “ULI Real Estate Economic Forecast,” prepared by the ULI Center for Capital Markets and Real Estate. The forecast is based on a survey completed in December by 27 economists/analysts at 24 leading real estate organizations.

  • Insights from McCoy Symposium: More Time Remaining for the Real Estate Expansion

    January 6, 2020

    Some of the best minds in commercial real estate seemed a lot less worried at the 26th annual ULI/McCoy Symposium on Real Estate Finance, held in December in New York City. Participants’ top message: investors keep pouring their money into office towers, apartment buildings, and other real estate in the United States despite high prices, worries that the U.S. economy could fall into a recession, and the uncertainty that accompanies a presidential election year.

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

    December 9, 2019

    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.

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

    November 20, 2019

    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.

  • Capital Markets Roundtable: Where Investors Say the Market Is Headed

    November 18, 2019

    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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