Capital Markets

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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Outlook for Industrial and Multifamily Still Strong among North Texas Investors

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

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What Detroit Tells Us about Conventional Financing and Economics of Revitalization

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.

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Recent Articles

  • 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.

  • Industrial Continues to Shine as ULI Forecast Calls for Slower Growth

    October 13, 2017

    The latest ULI Real Estate Economic Forecast is predicting more positive momentum ahead for both the economy and the commercial real estate industry through 2019. That being said, the pace of growth is slowing and the survey of 48 economists and analysts clearly reveals some lowering of expectations.

  • Real Estate Economists Staying Positive but Reining in Optimism

    October 9, 2017

    After predicting an uptick in U.S. economic growth and interest rates six months ago, real estate economists have tempered their forecasts, moving closer to the predictions of one year ago, according to the results of the semiannual ULI Real Estate Economic Forecast, prepared by the ULI Center for Capital Markets and Real Estate. The survey was completed by 46 economists/analysts at 35 leading real estate organizations in September and early October.

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