Category Archives: Capital Markets

Capital Markets: Gauging the Commercial Real Estate Debt Market

On October 5th ULI members gathered at Cushman and Wakefield’s Santana Row office in San Jose, for a discussion on capital markets and current conditions surrounding raising capital for commercial real estate projects. With regulatory complexity increasing post-recession and risk at the forefront of deals, dynamic investment strategies have become a necessity in today’s market. Moderator Mike Jameson, Managing Director at Prudential Mortgage Capital Company set the stage with some broad observations of the market before diving in to some more pointed questions for the panelists. The panelists, with decades … Read More

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Event Recap: Alternative Financing, Innovations in Real Estate

Alternative Financing: Innovations in Real Estate by Chris White, Veritas Investments On January 22, 2015 ULI held an event in Oakland focused on alternative financing methods for real estate projects. The panel of industry experts featured two individuals from the real estate crowdfunding space and two who are actively raising money for real estate projects using the federal EB-5 Visa program. Crowdfunding disrupts the traditional real estate finance model by using the internet to put real estate debt and equity investment opportunities in front of potential investors. There are approximately … Read More

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Crowdfunding for Real Estate

How it Works and What it Means for the Real Estate Capital Stack   What a lunch and learn!  Nav Athwal, Founder & CEO of RealtyShares, a crowdfunding platform, Zach Bonsall, Managing Principal of Cole Valley Partners (CVP) a real estate investor/sponsor, and Aaron Chan, an active real estate investor provided their insights and thoughts around crowdfunding for real estate. Nav kicked-off the discussion by noting what crowdfunding is and is not.   Nav Athwal noted crowdfunding is not changing how real estate sponsors capitalize projects; rather, it’s providing a new … Read More

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Sign Up for the April 1 ULI/EY Real Estate Consensus Forecast

Be the first to get the latest projections for key economic and industry indicators from the new ULI/EY Real Estate Consensus Forecast, sponsored by EY. Experts including Anita Kramer, vice president of ULI’s Center for Capital Markets and Real Estate, will present the findings in an April 1 webinar that is only available to ULI members and the media. The ULI/EY Real Estate Consensus Forecast semiannual report based on a survey of 39 of the nation’s leading real estate economists and analysts. Webinar participants will get candid, objective, consensus forecast data, as well as … Read More

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Emerging Trends in SF & SV: SF Named Top U.S. City in 2014 Forecast Per ULI and PwC

Emerging Trends Events in San Francisco & Silicon Valley: San Francisco Named Top U.S. City in 2014 Forecast Per Urban Land Institute and PricewaterhouseCoopers East Palo Alto conference Dec. 4 & San Francisco conference Dec. 5 Real Estate forecasts give early insights to 2014 deal market San Francisco (11.27.13) – Northern California regions capture the number one and three rankings of top “Markets to Watch” in the highly regarded national industry report, “Emerging Trend in Real Estate” from the Urban Land Institute, which will be unveiled and discussed in presentations … Read More

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ULIsf Recieves an Update on Commercial Lending

On October 15, 2013, ULIsf presented “Capital Markets: The Current Status of Commercial Real Estate Lending” at the offices of Farella, Braun + Martel. HFF Senior Managing Director Bruce Ganong moderated a panel that included Wells Fargo Executive Vice President Cynthia Lovell, Bank of America Merrill Lynch Director Alan Flatt, Northwestern Mutual Director Brandon Buza, and GE Capital Real Estate Regional Manager Mike Coen. Capital debt markets, recovering since 2009, have closely followed property cycles. Loan originations are on track to eclipse 2012’s year-end volume of $245 billion. Demand for capital … Read More

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Commercial RE Equity Investing: the State of the Market

On February 1st ULI SF presented “Commercial Real Estate Equity Investing: An Examination of the Current State of the Market” hosted at SPUR’s Urban Center.  Bryan Thornton of Pacific Coast Capital Partners moderated the panel discussion that featured Mark Carlson of Stockbridge Capital, Bob Gray of Rockwood Capital, and Marc Perrin of Starwood Capital. Bryan Thornton led the event off with a question about the current state of global capital flows in the real estate asset category.  Marc Perrin said he “is seeing overseas money pursuing opportunistic plays and filling … Read More

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