Americas – Page 9

  • Rocky fundamentals
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    Rocky fundamentals

    May 2010 (Magazine)

    Prospects for recovery are improving but US real estate markets are sending mixed signals to investors, according to speakers at this year’s PREA spring conference in Boston. Stephanie Schwartz-Driver reports

  • Moving up the curve
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    Moving up the curve

    May 2010 (Magazine)

    As the US property market bottoms out, Dave Esrig looks at opportunities and discusses possible investor concerns

  • Skinning the ‘Fat Cat’
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    Skinning the ‘Fat Cat’

    May 2010 (Magazine)

    The new Foreign Account Tax Compliance provisions increase the regulatory burden on foreign investment into the US. Bart Kruijssen and James Guiry report

  • Spring clean in progress
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    Spring clean in progress

    May 2010 (Magazine)

    Excess supply of housing is working through the system as the sector begins to recover. Stephanie Schwartz-Driver reports on another lively session at PREA’s spring event

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    The fundamental rules apply

    March 2010 (Magazine)

    Investors have been caught up in the momentum during the good times, but going back to fundamentals is a lesson to be learned for a tougher climate. Greg MacKinnon reports

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    A slow-burn recovery

    March 2010 (Magazine)

    The rate of rebound in the US property market is likely to vary by sector and location, depending on its susceptibility to employment rates, consumer spending, and industrial recovery. Andrew Warren explains

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    Selective focus

    March 2010 (Magazine)

    Investors’ plans for real estate investment in 2010 show a new focus on a few select markets. James Fetgatter charts investor intentions

  • Cash at the ready
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    Cash at the ready

    March 2010 (Magazine)

    The US market is paralysed by uncertainty about the future, but plenty of capital is poised for a signal to invest. Stephanie Schwartz-Driver reports

  • The gap is closing
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    The gap is closing

    December 2009 (Magazine)

    Recent evidence on property prices and market liquidity along with developments in the broader capital market suggest prices are firming and buyer valuations are increasing, say Jim Clayton and Michael Gately

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    Thaw begins

    December 2009 (Magazine)

    Expectations of buyers and sellers are narrowing as the region approaches the bottom of the cycle. Lynn Strongin Dodds reports

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    Canada’s stable footing

    December 2009 (Magazine)

    Canada’s prudent approach has helped it weather the downturn better than its southern neighbour and makes it a good fit for current investor sentiment. But it is not immune to surprises, as Stephanie Schwartz-Driver reports

  • Glimmers in the gloom
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    Glimmers in the gloom

    September 2009 (Magazine)

    There is not much good news around unless you are cash rich. Opportunities are ripening but many buyers are waiting for distress to worsen as Stephanie Schwartz-Driver reports

  • Scarred for life?
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    Scarred for life?

    May 2009 (Magazine)

    US REITs have taken a battering. With historically low share prices, do they represent a rare buying opportunity or are their problems permanent? Stephanie Schwartz-Driver reports

  • Speaking a common language
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    Speaking a common language

    May 2009 (Magazine)

    The adoption of IFRS in the US will have significant ramifications for the way investors evaluate their opportunities, says Robert O’Brien

  • Importing a recession
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    Importing a recession

    May 2009 (Magazine)

    Mexico’s dependency on the US makes it vulnerable to a US-led recession while Brazil can fall back on a strong internal market. Yet both countries will benefit from a growing middle class with money to spend. Stephanie Schwartz-Driver looks at the opportunities this will create

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    No going back

    May 2009 (Magazine)

    The message from the PREA spring conference is that while recovery is on the horizon, progress will be slow and painful. Although real estate will retain its central role in investment, there will be a return to fundamentals. Stephanie Schwartz-Driver reports

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    Low light in the sunshine state

    January 2009 (Magazine)

    Never mind California dreamin’, the harsh reality for REITs was reflected in the sombre mood at NAREIT’s annual conference. But the meeting noted some bright lights, as Jon Peterson reports

  • New optimism
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    New optimism

    January 2009 (Magazine)

    Despite the recession, investors still see the US as providing the most stable and secure investments.Buoyed by some recovery in lending, cross-border investment into the country looks set to increase sharply, as James Fetgatter reports

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    Playing it safe

    January 2009 (Magazine)

    As the downturn bites the latest Emerging Trends survey shows increased interest in apartments and industrials as well as a move up the popularity stakes for Denver, Houston and Boston. Robert Ruggles and Chuck DiRocco report

  • All  aboard the transatlantic ship
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    All aboard the transatlantic ship

    January 2009 (Magazine)

    A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity or a potential minefield of uncertainty? Richard Lowe talks to both European investors and advisers on the ground about distressed opportunities in the US