New US Industry Forecast From ULI, Ernst & Young Projects Rally in Real Estate Capital Markets and Strong Growth in Housing Sector Through 2015

A new U.S.-focused real estate forecast from the Urban Land Institute and Ernst & Young reflects renewed optimism for growth in real estate capital markets and commercial real estate fundamentals, and even stronger expectations for housing than those made just six months ago….
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ULI Real Estate Business Barometer — April 2013

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Total commercial property transactions jumped after last month’s drop; multifamily transactions vaulted even as all other sectors declined. Buyer appetite showed overall strength with prices at or near postrecession highs, CMBS issuance close to recent monthly highs, and cap rates remaining low and stable. Permits and starts of all types of housing continue to climb. Prices of new single-family homes are just shy of all-time highs and condominium price increases were strong. The stall in employment growth and decline in unemployment raise many questions….
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