Thursday, January 26, 2012

Pension Funds Still Greatest Source of U.S. CRE Equity via CoStar Group

Leaders in real estate capital raising and capital deployment say pension plans (directly or through investment advisors) will continue to be the leading source of U.S. real estate equity capital in 2012 and that capitalization rates will remain flat in 2012, according to a Goodwin Procter study, Real Estate Capital Markets Snapshot 2012: A Survey of Opinion Leaders.

More than 45% of respondents see recapitalization of existing investments as their greatest commercial real estate investment opportunity in 2012, followed by property acquisitions from third parties (29%) and distressed debt acquisitions (21%).

Respondents continue to say they believe overwhelmingly that job creation is the single most important economic factor required to drive improved U.S. commercial real estate values in 2012.

Read more...Pension Funds Still Greatest Source of U.S. CRE Equity - CoStar Group

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