Americas – Page 10

  • Ray of light in the crisis
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    Ray of light in the crisis

    January 2009 (Magazine)

    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

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    Funds apply the brakes

    January 2009 (Magazine)

    A reluctance to commit capital to new real estate investments today can be seen in the number of US pension funds delaying manager searches. Jon Peterson reports

  • BRICs and mortar
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    BRICs and mortar

    October 2008 (Magazine)

  • Turning the tables
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    Turning the tables

    October 2008 (Magazine)

    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

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    Seize the opportunity

    October 2008 (Magazine)

    US investors have increased their sophistication in real estate investing – more private real estate, a greater risk appetite and use of synthetic investment tools.

  • The great resi rebound
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    The great resi rebound

    September 2008 (Magazine)

    Residential REITs are the subject of much institutional investor interest – indeed some pension funds are increasing their positions, as Stephanie Schwartz-Driver reports

  • REITs take up the melody
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    REITs take up the melody

    September 2008 (Magazine)

    Recent falls in the housing market have been spectacular but above average returns keep REITs on top of the pile. And apartment REITs may be set for a bull run.

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    Make the distinction

    August 2008 (Magazine)

    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.

  • Interdependent world
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    Interdependent world

    July 2008 (Magazine)

    Asia is not as dependent on the US as it was, but globalisation means that its impact will always be felt. Richard Lowe reports

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    The Latin attraction

    June 2008 (Magazine)

    Mexico and Brazil have Latin America’s biggest economies and the region’s most mature real estate markets. Richard Gwilliam reports

  • Confidence and capacity
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    Confidence and capacity

    June 2008 (Magazine)

    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

  • Spicy source
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    Spicy source

    June 2008 (Magazine)

    In spite of the problems north of the border Mexico City is booming and could offer significant returns. But the potential for expansion is limited – and will new fiscal measures spoil the party?

  • Getting real
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    Getting real

    June 2008 (Magazine)

    Brazil has surged up the economic respectability league in recent years and is close to receiving an important quality mark as economic reform works its wonders.

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    Driving force gets a turbo charge

    June 2008 (Magazine)

    An expansion in the mortgage market and constructive public-private co-operation have boosted Brazil’s affordable housing sector.

  • Make hay while the sun shines
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    Make hay while the sun shines

    June 2008 (Magazine)

    US opportunistic funds have the potential to thrive under current market conditions – provided managers act prudently. Stephanie Schwartz-Driver reports

  • No place like homes
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    No place like homes

    March 2008 (Magazine)

    The US pensions landscape has changed but many are still investing in housing – and structured finance for that matter – to exploit market dislocation. Jon Peterson reports

  • Caught up in the hype
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    Caught up in the hype

    March 2008 (Magazine)

    If residential mortgages have been problematic, the same must apply to commercial. Right? Wrong. The outlook is brighter than you might think. Stephanie Schwartz Driver reports

  • Opportunity in adversity
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    Opportunity in adversity

    February 2008 (Magazine)

    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

  • Market view: US on brink of recession
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    Market view: US on brink of recession

    February 2008 (Magazine)

    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.