Development Magazine Spring 2014

Finance

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Interest Rate Impacts on Commercial Real Estate 

The capital markets environment over the past 18 months has been exceptional, given the abundance and low cost of capital. Capital has been reallocated from financial to hard assets, with commercial real estate receiving an increased percentage of investment resulting from foreign investors purchasing U.S. commercial real estate.

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Nuts and Bolts of Real Estate Joint Venture Partnerships 

With real estate markets across the country flexing their recovery muscles — and, in some cases, clearly booming — new cash is available for developers seeking joint venture (JV) partners to help finance their projects. But while this cash can make it easier to launch projects and attract high-quality tenants, developers need to pay close attention to the details of the partnership.

From the Archives: Finance Articles from the Previous Issue

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Investing in Secondary Markets: Timing Is Everything 

With so much public and private capital chasing commercial real estate investment opportunities in the primary markets, is this the right time to focus attention on the secondary markets? Yes, according to Sam Chandan, Ph.D., president and chief economist of Chandan Economics.

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Is Credit Loose or Tight? 

Panelists at a Development ‘13 session on capital markets agreed that as of fall 2013, credit is neither too loose nor too tight; it is just right.