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Friday Market Recap

Weekly Assessment of Global Real Estate Trends

Amazon reconsidering headquarters in New York

North America In the U.S.: Louis President Bullard, a voting member, stated that the FOMC needs to tread carefully on policy. Mr. Bullard also stated that the Fed might miss its 2% inflation target. REIT Focus: The Washington Post reported that Amazon is reconsidering building one of its headquarters in New York City, citing local opposition. Both Office and

Rexford Industrial Realty, Inc. (REXR)

In the U.S.: As expected, the Fed left rates unchanged and struck a more dovish tone as it pivoted with an emphasis on patience, bigger balance sheet and normalization optionality. January nonfarm payrolls increased 304K versus December’s revised 222K reading. The strong result quelled fears regarding the effects of the government shutdown but also raised the likelihood that the

Marriott International, Inc. (MAR)

In the U.S.: A deal was struck to reopen the government for three weeks while border security is discussed. The deal was welcome news to federal employees which had gone for over a month without getting paid. However, President Trump threatened that if no deal border security deal was reached by February 13, he would either close the government

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

4Q18 Capital Market Outlook

Since August 27, when Michael Bauer and Thomas Mertens published their FRBSF Economic Letter titled Information in the Yield Curve about Future Recessions, the ten-year-three-month spread has gone from “nearly 1 percentage point away from an inversion” to low of 15 bps on January 3, 2019. Put another way, investors were willing to lend money for ten years for

4Q18 Capital Market Review

The US economy is still expanding albeit at a slower rate. The third estimate of Third Quarter GDP growth came in at 3.4%, compared to 2.8% for Third Quarter 2017, and the latest estimate for Fourth Quarter GDP growth from the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta is 2.8%. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, changes in total nonfarm

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