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Real Estate Market Predicted To Continue Expanding Through 2017

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Credit: Creatas The real estate market is projected to continue expanding at healthy and fairly steady levels for 2015 through 2017, according to a new three-year economic forecast from the Urban Land Institute (ULI) Center for Capital Markets and Real Estate. The latest ULI Real Estate Consensus Forecast, a semi-annual outlook, is based on a survey of 49 of the industry’s top economists and analysts representing 36 of the country’s leading real estate investment, advisory, and research firms and organizations. Compared to the previous forecast conducted in April 2015, the new Consensus Forecast is slightly less bullish on its outlook; however, it predicts three more years of favorable real estate conditions. The new survey forecasts real estate indicators to be better than their 20-year averages in 2015, with these exceptions: commercial property price growth, equity REIT returns, NCREIF returns for the four major property types, retail availability rates, and single-family housing starts. “The latest Consensus Forecast has picked up on recent growth concerns and stock market corrections around the world,” said ULI leader and survey participant William Maher, director of North American strategy for LaSalle Investment Management in Baltimore. “The U.S. economy and real estate markets are in much better shape than most other countries, but global economies and capital markets are increasingly inter-related. Still, the vast majority of indicators in the forecast indicate favorable economic and capital markets in the U.S., as well as moderately strong real estate fundamentals and investment returns.” Other key findings of the Consensus Forecast include: Commercial property transaction volume is expected to increase for another two years and then level off at $500 billion by 2017. Commercial real estate prices are projected to rise by 10 percent in 2015 and to slow to a 6 percent increase in 2016. Price growth is expected to drop to 4.5 percent in 2017, below the long-term average growth rate. Institutional real estate assets are expected to provide total returns of 11.7 percent in 2015, moderating to 9 percent in 2016 and 7 percent in 2017. By property type, returns are expected to be strongest for… NOTE:This is a summary of a post found on Real Street Tech | The Smart Place For CRE.Parts of it may be missing.View the full original article at:

Water Research and Tech A Hot Investment In Milwaukee’s Walker Point

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The Water Council, in collaboration with the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM), has released a report on Economic Investment Analysis of the Water Technology District in Milwaukee’s Walker’s Point neighborhood, which found that $211.6 million worth of development has occurred since 2012 when that area became an epicenter of water technology and freshwater research. In 1834, George Walker settled the neighborhood now bearing his name, and cemented himself as one of the three founders of Milwaukee. He chose the location betting that a settlement near the confluence of the three rivers and the harbor would attract residents. Less than a decade later, Walker’s Point became home to Milwaukee’s first lager brewery in 1841. This analysis on Milwaukee’s Walker Point neighborhood focuses on the impact of investments related to water technology, associated actions, their place, and their time. The report incorporates social and environmental indicators to complete a holistic triple bottom line approach assessment. The time period of the analysis extends between 2010 and 2014. It encompasses portions of Walker’s Point, the Fifth Ward, and the Harbor District. The study area is bounded to the north by the Menomonee River, to the east by the Inner Harbor, to the south by Greenfield Avenue, and to the west by Interstate 43/Interstate 94. The report defines these boundaries as “The Water Technology District.” Beginning in 2012, the neighborhood attracted the first in a series of projects that leveraged private and public funds to establish The Water Technology District (The District) and spur $211.6 million worth of development. Development reached a critical mass with $150.9 million being invested by the end of 2014. These key findings about Milwaukee’s Water Technology District are highlighted in Executive Summary of the report: Since 2010, total investment in The Water Technology District equals $211.6 million: private investments have totaled $108.4 million; private/public tools have leveraged $25.5 million of investments; and, $77.5 million worth of public funds have secured financing, rebuilt infrastructure, or funded TIDs. Investments in 2013 saw a pronounced increase at $36.5 million, with 2014 and 2015 seeing additional increases of $91.9 million and $60.7 million, respectively In The… NOTE:This is a summary of a post found on Real Street Tech | The Smart Place For CRE.Parts of it may be missing.View the full original article at: