Center for Capital Markets and Real Estate

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The ULI Center for Capital Markets and Real Estate was founded in 2009 with a mission to promote understanding of the real estate capital markets and provide leadership in fostering a healthy and productive real estate capital markets sector. ULI currently is engaged in real estate finance and capital market activities and programs across the organization, and the Center is integrally involved in developing, guiding, and/or showcasing both ongoing and new programs.

The Center’s current focus is on tracking, analyzing, and exploring real estate investment trends globally. The Center pursues this via publications and events on emerging trends in real estate around the world, through conferences and forums on capital market and investment issues, through data gathering and analysis via barometer and forecast publications, and through articles and interviews in Urban Land magazine. These efforts provide timely information to members and the broader real estate community, create opportunities for members to learn and make important connections, and generally contribute to improved professionalism and better understanding among participants in the real estate finance and investment community.

Working with partners, sponsors, and supporters, the Center will vigorously pursue these activities to ensure that it is both a significant contributor to ULI’s mission and financial stability, and will continue as a respected national thought-leader on capital markets and real estate.

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Emerging Trends in Real Estate 2015

Emerging Trends in Real Estate® 2015 – United States and Canada

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Another year, another look at the Emerging Trends expected to affect real estate in the coming year and…

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Updates and News

Real Estate in Asia Remains Resilient in an Environment of Weaker Economic Fundamentals, Says 'Emerging Trends In Real Estate® Asia Pacific 2015' Report; Japan Holds Status as a Magnet for Investment

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Real estate markets throughout Asia are expected to remain resilient despite weakening economic fundamentals throughout 2015, as capital…

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Emerging Trends in Real Estate® 2015 - United States and Canada

EmergTrends US 2015

Another year, another look at the Emerging Trends expected to affect real estate in the coming year and…

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ULI-EY Survey: Real Estate Economists/Analysts More Optimistic on Commercial Transaction Volume and Prices, Multifamily Sector Fundamentals

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The latest three-year outlook from the Urban Land Institute (ULI) and EY predicts continued strengthening in the real…

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ULI/EY Real Estate Consensus Forecast — October 2014

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The ULI/EY Real Estate Consensus Forecast -- October 2014 is a survey of 43 of the nation’s leading…

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Investors Retreat to Tier 1 Cities as Mainland China's Real Estate Market Experiences a Slowdown

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Investors are retreating to Tier 1 cities, as China’s real estate market experiences a slowdown, according to the…

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New ULI Publication Documents the Economic Benefits of Developing Healthy Places

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The economic benefits of building healthy places are outlined in a new publication from the Urban Land Institute…

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ULI/EY Real Estate Consensus Forecast — April 2014

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The April 2014 ULI/EY Real Estate Consensus Forecast is based on a survey of 39 of the industry’s…

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Commercial Property Transaction Volume on Course to Reach a Ten-Year High by 2016, Says New ULI-EY Real Estate Outlook

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A new U.S. real estate forecast based on a survey of 39 of the industry’s leading economists and…

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St. Petersburg, FL: Advisory Services Panel

In September, the City of St. Petersburg, Florida, invited ULI to evaluate the downtown waterfront and identify its…

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Who We Are


Anita Kramer, Vice President, ULI Center for Capital Markets and Real Estate

Stephen R. Blank, Senior Resident Fellow, Finance

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