March 2009 Blog Posts (56)

No Nonsense at MIPIM

Economic conditions may be challenging but what we're hearing at MIPIM this week is that there are also opportunities for savvy investors.

In a meeting today with Audrey Klein, Managing Principal, Park Hill Real Estate Group UK, Klein sees the current economic environment providing great returns to expertise, to careful due diligence and… Continue

Added by Graaskamp Center for Real Estate on March 10, 2009 at 10:00am — No Comments

New Breed of European Investor Looks to U.S.

Dateline: Cannes, France. Today UW real estate professor François Ortalo-Magné and students met with Falcon Real Estate Investment Company, LP.

Focus of the meeting was on opportunities. Falcon sees a new breed of European investors now positioning themselves to come to the U.S. Investors including life insurance firms which… Continue

Added by Graaskamp Center for Real Estate on March 9, 2009 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Two New Property Blogs

Two new property blogs

Author: Magnus Svantegård

The Believer: Smart Use of Internet in Real Estate

Over the last weeks two new property blogs have started in Sweden.


This is an interesting initiative. Newsec is one of the largest real estate valuation and advisory companies (commercial real estate)… Continue

Added by CREOPoint Managing Editor on March 8, 2009 at 9:52pm — No Comments

Steve Felix: On the Road (to MIPIM)

Steve Felix shares his thoughts on the world of institutional real estate and other stuff.

On the Road (to MIPIM)

07 Mar 2009

I thought you’d be interested in seeing a few audience response things from a very recent industry event (Note: Respondents are pension funds, endowments, foundations, consultants, managers and others):

1. How much will property values change in 2009?

a. Increase 1.7%:… Continue

Added by CREOPoint Managing Editor on March 7, 2009 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Good News in Global RE Investment from AFIRE

On the eve of MIPIM, those looking for good news in global real estate can look to the 17th annual survey by the Association of Foreign Investors in Real Estate (AFIRE) conducted by the James A. Graaskamp Center for Real Estate at the Wisconsin School of Business. The… Continue

Added by Graaskamp Center for Real Estate on March 6, 2009 at 2:44pm — No Comments

UW Students on Their Way to Cannes

Today 16 UW real estate MBA students depart for France to attend MIPIM. Students will attend a variety of sessions during the event. Look for their reports here next week.

As part of Wisconsin's two-year MBA program in real estate, students not only do high-level work in real estate finance, investment and analysis but also management, strategy, and leadership. The Wisconsin program also emphasizes sustainability and global real estate development. At MIPIM, students are… Continue

Added by Graaskamp Center for Real Estate on March 6, 2009 at 11:31am — 3 Comments

Reality Check Rocks in Raleigh

05 March 2009

Reality Check Rocks in Raleigh

Urban Land Institute

The Ground Floor Blog

This post was written for The Ground Floor by Suzanne Cartwright, director of land use programs at ULI, who recently attended ULI's Reality check program in Raleigh, North Carolina.

A quiet hum settled over the main ballroom of the Raleigh Convention Center as 300… Continue

Added by CREOPoint Managing Editor on March 6, 2009 at 9:09am — No Comments

How to Make Your Own Luck

5 March 2009

How to Make Your Own Luck

Peter Maclennan

Peter Pays Paul Blog

Inside Hard Money Lending

Do you believe in luck? Are you “unlucky”? Do you miss good opportunities?

Your response to this question may play a role in how “lucky” you are according to… Continue

Added by CREOPoint Managing Editor on March 6, 2009 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

Did I say $12 billion?

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Did I say $12 billion?

The Dirt Lawyer's Blog

Yes. But get this quote:

The head of CNL Financial Group, one of Florida’s largest private commercial…

Added by CREOPoint Managing Editor on March 5, 2009 at 2:30pm — 1 Comment

UK Real Estate Comment

So those of us who made it to March 2009 are wondering how long we must wait for real estate salvation. Where is that elusive "bottom" and when do we plunge in? Let's just think about!

Why do I say this unequivocally? Well, my view is based upon thirty plus years of UK and worldwide Real Estate and Finance experience through three (arguably four) recessions - of which this is beyond question the worst. I am amused by the constant reports of Billions of pounds /… Continue

Added by Nigel Wright on March 5, 2009 at 1:18pm — No Comments

Why Register for the March 16-19, 2010 MIPIM?

The World’s Premier Real-Estate Trade Fair

MIPIM is the place to meet leading international partners and prospects (including top investors, corporate end-users and hotel groups):

- An exclusive face-to-face networking platform.

- Over 30 sessions.

- Access to hundreds of exhibitors at their booths

- MIPIMWord, an online attendees database, is the ideal place to prepare for Cannes.

- Speed matching sessions bring… Continue

Added by MIPIM iForum on March 4, 2009 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Wisconsin Real Estate at MIPIM

UW-Madison professor and French-native François Ortalo-Magné, Robert E. Wangard Chair in Real Estate, will lead a group of MBA students next week to Cannes to attend MIPIM, the world’s premier real estate summit and trade fair. Wisconsin has a long tradition attending the high-level, European-based conference.

Professor Ortalo-Magne will also facilitate discussion with Janice Stanton, Cushman &… Continue

Added by Graaskamp Center for Real Estate on March 4, 2009 at 1:00pm — No Comments

A Leader in Real Estate Education

The University of Wisconsin-Madison's academic real estate program is one of the oldest in the world, and one of the best, consistently ranked as one of the top three real estate programs in the United States. The real estate faculty are top academics in the field and their research interests vary from REITs to institutional investments, land use regulatory policy, mortgage pricing, urban economics, housing and beyond. Internationally… Continue

Added by Graaskamp Center for Real Estate on March 4, 2009 at 10:00am — No Comments

Steve Felix: Stranded On the Road

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Stranded On the Road

Steve Felix Blog

I've been stranded for the past two days due to heavy snow on the east coast of the US trying to get back to NY from Mexico . It sounds better than it is as we left the island we were on for holiday and when we got to the airport were only then told of flight cancellations, scrambled to get into an airport hotel and have been just hanging, other than… Continue

Added by CREOPoint Managing Editor on March 4, 2009 at 12:05am — No Comments

Before You Think There's No Money Out There...

Monday, March 2, 2009

Before you think there's no money out there...

The Dirt Lawyer's Blog

Blackstone, in spite of any losses, etc. says it has "$12 billion of dry powder" for real estate investments waiting for what it perceives to be the bottom. (sub. required)

They are not alone. Just take my word on that.

That of… Continue

Added by CREOPoint Managing Editor on March 2, 2009 at 10:00pm — No Comments

New Industrial Market Forecast: Darkest Hour Before Dawn

February 27, 2009

New Industrial Market Forecast: Darkest Hour Before Dawn

Laura Stone Mortimer, Senior Economist

CBRE Torto Wheaton Research

While 2008 was a turning point for the economy and the national industrial sector, the future looks even more challenging. TWR's Spring 2009 Industrial Forecast indicates that the global economic crisis will have a deeper impact on the national… Continue

Added by CREOPoint Managing Editor on March 1, 2009 at 3:04pm — No Comments

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