Development Magazine Winter 2014

Finance

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Private Equity Bountiful for CRE 

With an abundance of dry powder to deploy, confidence in improving real estate fundamentals and a wider net being cast in search of investment opportunities, private equity real estate fund managers may be closing in on a banner year and looking ahead to a more active 2015.

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EB 5 Development and Target Employment Areas 

Developers have established target employment zones in downtown Manhattan and other major real estate markets, responding to the interest of EB-5 investors looking for safe markets in which to invest.

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Financing Unstabilized and Distressed CRE 

Contrarian thinking during the economic downturn has resulted in a new, thriving company.

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REITs Expand Beyond Real Estate 

Two recent decisions by the Internal Revenue Service and new regulations proposed by the IRS and the U.S. Treasury Department are generating much buzz within the real estate industry.

From the Archives: Finance Articles from the Previous Issue

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Crowdfunding Scales Up 

This being baseball season, a baseball metaphor seems apt to describe the stunning year-long rise of real estate crowdfunding: dramatic growth aside, we are still in the bottom half of the first inning. Crowdfunding is much like old-style syndication, but with the turbo engine of the Internet behind it.

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The Impact of Interest Rates on Cap Rates 

What’s the outlook for the economy and for interest rates for the rest of the year? Steady as she goes, as long as the Federal Reserve makes no sudden drastic changes to its monetary policy. Rates are likely to rise moderately over the next 18 months to two years, with steadily improving employment and a gradual pickup in inflation. That’s how JLL sees it, as the company recounted earlier this year in its “Interest Rate and Cap Rate Perspective” report.