Monthly Archives: May 2018

2018 ULI Spring Meeting: General Observations on Detroit from the Bedrock Tour and additional exploring and conversations.

Detroit had millions of square feet of empty office that is now largely filled, and a downtown that literally scared people away. This was only 7 years ago. What a transformation. “Surprise and Delight” – How Detroit’s Rock Ventures (Bedrock) filled up vacant office buildings Some major private investors including Dan Gilbert (of Bedrock, Quicken Loans), bought many of the historic buildings, including whole blocks and have gradually restored their Art Deco grandeur, while converting some to residential and others to office. They added street-level retail, and generally animated the … Read More

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2018 ULI Spring Meeting: Capital Flow, Cap Rate and Economic Trends.

An 11 expert general session on capital markets and global capital flows moderated by Cia Buckley Marakovits and Ron Isana. Panelists: Peter Ballon (CPPIB), Darly Carter (Avanath Capital Management), Franz Colloredo-Mansfeld (Cabot Properties), Mark Gibson (HFF), Greta Guggenheim (TPG), Cathy Marcus (PGIM Real Estate), Amy Price (Bentall Kennedy), Hilary Provinse (Berkadia Commercial Mortgage), Owen Thomas (Boston Properties), Thomas Toomey (UDR), Francois Trausch (Allianz Real Estate). General Trends the group agreed upon: US investment real estate is fairly valued (not over- or under-priced), based on current economic conditions. US real estate … Read More

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Real Estate Industry Charity Cycling Event

Join our Platinum Sponsor, Taylor Ryan, as they host their annual Cycling Event – WEB Charity Cycling Event for the Real Estate Industry in Vancouver on September 13th! For more information, please contact Richard Costello (778.775.1047).  

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