Prosperous European Real Estate Market Leads to Growth for Alternative Assets

Low interest rates imposed by the European Central Bank have made the European real estate market surge in foreign investments in recent years. The artificially low rates deem stocks risky and bonds expensive, nudging people to real estate investments instead. Additionally, momentum on real estate prices has occurred amidst quelled concerns regarding a rise in Read More…

Driving Into the Future

There is a cultural revolution emerging on the horizon and its approaching much faster than anyone has been anticipating. Driverless cars will dramatically reshape the commercial real estate landscape in the coming years. There are billions of dollars by large corporations and venture capitalists that are being poured into the technology. Companies like Uber, Google, Read More…

U.S. Economy enters ninth year of expansion

On Friday, July 28th the Commerce Department reported that the U.S. economy expanded in the second quarter at an inflation-adjusted annual rate of 2.6%. This is just 0.1 % below economic forecasts, indicating steady growth. Second-quarter growth in GDP accelerated compared to a 1.2% pace reported in the first quarter. Some of the factors contributing Read More…

Ready for Take-off

Drones. A buzz word that many hear all too often. But what are its real-world applications? And what do drones have to do with real estate? New technology constantly disrupts all industries. Keith Knutsson’s position is that “technology continues to influence our everyday lives more and more whether we are paying attention to it or Read More…

Q2 Report: United States Office Space

In the United States, economic markets have continued on the up and up with the S&P reaching new highs, continued low interest rates, and large volumes of real estate being transacted. Office space in particular has been of unique interest to investors. The new construction of office spaces is altering the landscape, with more floor Read More…

Malls: What is the Future?

In the past seven-years there has been a sharp increase in mall vacancies and particularly big box stores. Their demise can be attributed to successful e-commerce platforms that are taking the market share. These enormous tracts of land with large parking lots, high vacancies, and desirable locations are of unique interest to certain private equity Read More…

The Options for UK’s Brexit

Just after the one-year anniversary of the comprehensive Brexit vote, the UK is in the infant stages of the partition. Being presented with a multitude of options on how to sever ties with the EU, the UK now has to decide on how to go about the separation. Current Prime Minister, Theresa May, has given Read More…