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Friday Market Recap

Weekly Assessment of Global Real Estate Trends

Digital Realty Trust (DLR)

North America In the U.S.: As expected, the Fed raised rates by 25 bps. The markets reacted negatively as the statement from Fed Chair Powell was not as dovish as expected given that the language “further gradual” increases was not removed. The government looks likely to shutdown as House Republicans passed a funding bill that included the $5.7B in

Simon Property Group (SPG)

North America In the U.S.: December IHS Markit flash manufacturing PMI was down 1.4 points m/m to 53.9 versus November’s 55.3 reading. New order growth was the weakest in over a year and manufacturing employment growth was the softest since Aug-17. REIT Focus: A report on Dealreporter stating that Simon Property Group (SPG) could have been weighing a bid

SL Green Realty Corp. (SLG)

North America In the U.S.: November nonfarm payrolls fell to 155K versus October’s revised 237K reading. The unemployment rate was unchanged at 3.7% and labor force participation rate was unchanged at 62.9%. The slower than expected job growth increased the expectations of only one rate hike next year from the current expectation of two rate hikes. The trade discussions

Featured Global Market Reports

Browse finance headlines from around the globe we’re keeping an eye on

The Benefits of Global Investing

With 2013 behind us, it is worth noting that Europe was the top performing global region within the FTSE EPRA/NAREIT Developed Index. Europe’s total return greatly exceeded those of Asia and North America, for dollar denominated investors, although Asia was the best performing region on a local currency basis. Europe’s strong performance comes on the heels of a good

Mexico: The Rise of Fibra

We conducted three days of due diligence on the nascent REIT industry in Mexico (two days in Mexico City and one in Monterrey), our itinerary filled with back-to-back meeting with management teams of five of the seven exiting Mexican REITs, called Fideicomisos de Infrastructura y Bienes Raices or Fibras for short. Our discoveries: Mexico is experiencing a manufacturing renaissance. 

A Greek Tragedy…or is it a Comedy?

A Greek Tragedy… or is it a Comedy? Clearly, it is a little of both. As the new Greek government fails to form a coalition, the entire “progress” of the Troika’s (IMF/ECB/EC – and Germany) negotiations reverts back to uncertainty and talk of a Greek exit from the Euro. It is comical that Greece can hold the entire Eurozone

UK CEO Panel Talks London Market

Our European analyst recently attended the BAML UK Real Estate conference in London.  One of the panel discussions involved five CEOs of prominent UK REITs talking about the state of the London real estate market.  The panelists were John Burns (DerwentLondon), Chris Grigg (BritishLand), David Atkins (Hammerson), David Fischel (Capital Shopping Centers), and now retired Francis Salway (Land Securities).

Domestic & Capital Market Insights

What’s happening at home, outlooks & reviews

And The Winner is… Amazon! & REITs!

Image used with permission of Philadelphia Inquirer Copyright© 2018. All rights reserved. Amazon, Inc. sent hundreds of municipalities into frenzy in September 2017 when the e-commerce juggernaut announced plans to establish a second corporate headquarters in North America, uninspiringly dubbed HQ2. Nearly 250 cities responded to Amazon’s Request for Proposal (RFP), with hopes of adding 50,000 full-time, highly-paid Amazons

3Q18 Capital Market Review

Make no mistake; the US economy is doing well. The third estimate of Second Quarter GDP growth came in at 4.2% compared to 3.0% for Second Quarter 2017 and the latest estimate for Third Quarter GDP growth from the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta is 4.2%. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, changes in total nonfarm payroll in

3Q18 Capital Market Outlook

In an era of rising rates, proponents of sectors like Utilities and REITs which are perceived to be interest rate sensitive can only offer two arguments in their defense: (i) interest rates (on the long end) aren’t going to go up much further or (ii) the afore-mentioned sectors aren’t really negatively impacted by rising rates. On September 25 last

2Q18 Capital Market Outlook

To a certain extent, all of the headwinds confronting the asset class are still gusting against the bow of USS REITs but perhaps the 13% decline to start the new year was overdone. Retail REITs still comprise 18% of the Index but sentiment has certainly shifted in favor of the tenants and, by extension, the landlords. The message coming