Capital Markets

In Brief: Singapore Retakes Lead as Asia’s Largest Outbound Investor, Says CBRE

Asian outbound capital deployment remains robust amid a recent slowdown of Chinese outbound real estate investment. In the first half of 2018, outbound investment activity totaled US$25.3 billion, led by Singaporean capital, which accounted for 36 percent of the region’s total, according to recent data compiled by CBRE.

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Developers Still Exploring Possibilities of Opportunity Zones

One of the more bipartisan aspects of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 passed last December was the creation of the Opportunity Zones Program. ULI South Carolina invited tax and government affairs experts to help demystify the Opportunity Zones Program at an event held in September on Kiawah Island.

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Investors in Asia Looking to Minimize Risk

We are late in the current cycle, and real estate investors are focusing on the potential risks as much as, if not more than, the rewards on offer, according to investors and investment managers discussing global capital markets at the 2018 ULI Asia Pacific Summit in Hong Kong.

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Cycle Risk, Brexit’s Impact on Currency Keep Low-Risk Money in U.K.

London-based investors have been less active internationally in recent months for a variety of reasons, including where the global economy is in the business cycle and the implications of the Brexit vote, said panelists discussing capital market trends at a ULI U.K. conference.

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  • ULI Forecast Calls for Positive Outlook through 2018, Slowing in 2019

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    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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    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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