Posts Tagged ‘capital markets’

What’s the value in that?

The sluggish recovery lingers, and the new standard for most commercial real estate investments is lower returns.  Still, compared to stocks, bonds or cash, commercial real estate remains an attractive investment. RERC’s latest survey reports that ,on a scale of 1 to 10 (with 10 being the highest), commercial real estate scored a 6.7, the [...]

Election Implications

By Eric Berkman and Andrew Asbill Capital Markets, Washington, D.C. The champagne at election-night celebrations had barely lost its fizz when Senator-elect Tim Kaine of Virginia gave a sobering warning about the fierce financial hangover that is looming. Talking to Matt Lauer on NBC’s Today Show, Kaine reminded us that the fiscal cliff will still [...]

Federal Asset Disposition Takes Center Stage

On Thursday morning, the Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee considered a bill that would streamline the disposition of underutilized or excess Federal Real Property. The Federal Real Property Assert Management Reform Act (S. 2178), which Senator Tom Carper (D-DE) introduced, if enacted, would remove many of the administrative requirements that make the disposition [...]

Taking a global view

I’ve just been comparing notes with some of our capital markets team who have been out and about with clients here and around the world and two things stand out: Firstly, how very different have been the experiences of individuals and countries in the recession and hence how varied are the perspectives they now have [...]

Association of Foreign Investors in Real Estate meeting 9/20-21 “Catching the Next Wave”

At AFIRE’s annual membership meeting in Chicago the atmosphere was upbeat, with most all presenters (even Sam Zell) bullish on real estate, but keeping an eye on the deficit, the pace of job growth and de-levering challenges.  Investors were generous with praise for the US Fed for keeping rates low enough to carry properties through [...]

C&W Market Update: The Biggest Boat

As you will read in the post by our Head of Investment Strategies Janice Stanton, 2010 has been one of recovery for US capital markets with investment volumes up across the board and pricing improving in core US markets including Washington, New York and Boston. Part of the reason for this improvement has been a [...]

The US Investment Sales Recovery: Mom are we there yet?

Global Real Estate Capital Markets Blog Hi, I am Janice Stanton head of Investment Strategies, based in New York.   Together with my international counterparts in London, Paris, Frankfurt, Singapore and Dubai, we will be bringing you capital markets trends and insights into investor activity on a global basis. Kicking off our blog will be an [...]

Global Real Estate Capital Markets

Kicking off our blog will be an overview of the market conditions in each of our major global markets beginning with the US in this week’s blog.. The US commercial real estate equity market, has experienced a tremendous rally over the last six months, not dissimilar to what we saw happen in London last year.  [...]