New President, New Reforms

Newly elected French leader Emmanuel Macron won the French presidency on a pro-business, pro-eurozone platform. However, an election of this magnitude rarely leads to consensus in government. As Macron’s proposed reforms began to take shape, his poll numbers dropped. Nevertheless, French business leaders remain positive. For many years, they faced elected officials who had little Read More…

German Economic Growth Q2

FRANKFURT—Germany has maintained a solid economic performance, despite a mild slowdown in Q2. According to the Federal Statistical Office, GDP grew 0.6% in the three months through June, totaling 2.5% year-to-date. Economic forecasts predict growth to continue at 2.8% annually. In comparison to the U.S., Germany’s economy fell short 0.1%, which expanded at an annualized Read More…

Emerging Markets: An Attractive Investment With No Timeline to Slow Down

The growth gap between emerging markets and developed markets follows a trend. Throughout the 2000’s, emerging markets began to outperform developed markets. But from 2009 to 2015 the performance gap between emerging and developed markets narrowed. However, the gap has widened since the financial crisis and emerging markets continue to outperform developed markets. Several indicators Read More…

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…

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…