The very severity of the blows dealt to the US commercial real estate market by the credit crisis and the weak economy could lead to some of the best bargains in CRE investing in our lifetimes, says Michael Pralle
You may have looked at Vietnam but what about Nigeria, Egypt, the Phillipines or Bangladesh? Their impressive statistics suggest that they will soon be forces to be reckoned with, as John Forbes and Yael Selfin explain
The prognosis for US office is not good but it is not as bad as during previous downturns. What is worrying is that foreign investors are allowing the reports of the US housing market to colour their view of other sectors, including office.
The risks to the US economy are primarily downside but unlike previous downturns at least there is no overbuilding problem. In this special report on the US Bret Wilkerson and Jeff Havsy look at what has happened in the US and consider the outlook for this year
Transaction volume is down sharply but investor interest remains, with both a flight to quality and activity in distressed deals. Meanwhile the threat of recession looms large, Stephanie Schwartz-Driver finds
The risk of a US economic recession has been consistently on the rise since July. Moody’s Economy.com posted the probability of a recession occurring in the US within the next six months at 15.3% in July.