Stress-Testing Real Estate Developments

Stress Testing Real Estate Development

After a construction loan is funded, the ink begins to dry on development pro forma models as the market assumptions become less reliable. When major market disruptions strike, stakeholders on all sides quickly demand answers. Developers can be prepared by stress-testing scenarios in advance.

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IRR Viewpoint 2020 – Real Estate Research Roundup

IRR Viewpoint 2020

This annual report explores national commercial real estate trends, as well as provides a detailed overview of five key property types: office, multifamily, retail, industrial and hospitality. Specifically, The IRR Viewpoint 2020 examines how trends related to the economy, housing, capital markets, interest rates and employment will affect CRE markets in the year ahead. This…

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PwC & ULI Emerging Trends 2020 – Real Estate Research Roundup

PwC & ULI Emerging Trends

The annual PwC & ULI ( Urban Land Institute) Emerging Trends in Real Estate report is an in-depth 100-page review that takes a macro-level look at major trends and key markets to watch in both the U.S. and Canada. It also provides overviews of the operating performance and outlook in six property sectors – office,…

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Commercial Real Estate Research Roundup – Outlook 2020

Commercial Real Estate Research

We maintain a comprehensive list of commercial and multifamily real estate research for investment and development. This is our Commercial Real Estate Research Roundup related to those real estate research reports released at the end of 2019 and during Q1 2020 that can help you understand overall trends in the real estate industry and the…

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New Tax Benefits are a Hot Topic, but Questions Remain

Opportunity Zones and Real Estate Offer Significant Tax Benefits through Incentives

New tax incentives could catalyze billions of dollars in development and investment in 8,700 federally designated Opportunity Zones across the U.S. The question, observers say, is how the program will actually work: While some investors and developers are forging ahead with projects in these low-income areas, others aim to wait until regulators clarify the rules.

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Qualified Opportunity Funds: The Real Estate Industry Weighs In

Real Estate Industry Submits Opportunity Zone Comments to Treasury and IRS -

While the government shutdown is holding up the public hearing, we feel it may be instructive to continue to dig into the comment letters submitted on the proposed Qualified Opportunity Zone legislation. One early takeaway was that several real estate industry groups submitted letters, and we wanted to summarize the comments made by those groups…

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Densification: Retail Investors Double Down on Density

Densification - Retail Rebirth?

Retail is by no means out of the woods in its battle with Amazon and other online retailers. 2019 kicked off with more Sears stores closings in the wake of its Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing. Despite a last ditch buyout attempt, the retailer had already started shuttering its remaining 142 Sears and Kmart stores last…

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