The Chinese Housing Market is Beginning to Stabilise

Recent improvements in the Chinese housing market suggests that policy measures being implemented by Beijing, taken well before the current stock market turbulence, are starting to work, leading us to believe that China’s economy is likely heading for a ‘soft landing.’ The last couple of weeks have seen concerns over the state of the Chinese

Behind the Divergence of Global Capital

As we close the first half of the year, global investment activity to date has seen the polarization of capital at both ends of the risk spectrum, which is indicative of capital movement for the balance of 2015. While the U.S. and Europe is moving up the risk curve, Asia—which has traditionally been viewed as

Vietnam’s Changing Landscape

The July 1, 2015 amendment to Vietnam’s Housing Law now permits unlimited foreign ownership of properties for various

Senior Housing: Still the Best Long-Term Opportunity in Real Estate

In 2014, the senior housing industry experienced a phenomenal volume of M&A activity, with $25.7 billion of sales across 294 announced transactions. This figure represents a 130% year-over-year increase and the largest year in industry history, eclipsing the previous high of $22.6 billion in 2006. This nontraditional asset class represented 6% of domestic sales activity in commercial real estate, despite only accounting

A U.S. View on China’s Stock Market Turmoil

With much of the world’s attention riveted on Greece, the stock market correction in Shanghai and other Asian

Taking Stock of the Greek Drama

Ten days after Greek premier Alex Tsipras launched the latest stage of the Greek crisis by calling a

China’s Stock Market Freefall to Have Minimal Impact on Real Estate

The sell-off in China’s stock market in recent weeks has caused widespread global concern. After reaching a seven-year peak in mid-June, the Shanghai Stock Exchange (SSE) Composite Index has nosedived by 30% in the past three weeks, wiping more than RM 2.0 trillion off share values, a figure equivalent to 1/3 of China’s 2014 GDP.

The Financier: As Capital Enters the European Real Estate Market What Are The Opportunities?

The European real estate market can be generally typified by a surplus of capital seeking opportunities. As shown

Economic Growth Slows Further but Hard Landing Remains Unlikely

On May 10, 2015 the People’s Bank of China (PBOC) cut the one-year benchmark lending rate and deposit

Large Commercial Loans in New York City

As widely reported in the news media, commercial properties in New York City traded at record high prices and extremely low capitalization rates for most of 2014. In fact, this incredible strength has continued into 2015. Individual Class A assets are regularly trading at prices between $1 billion and $2 billion, with cap rates of