Center for Capital Markets and Real Estate

Research, Networking, Insight, Analysis

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.

Updates and News

Real Estate Economists Predict Moderate Growth for the Economy and Commercial Real Estate Industry Through 2019, Says New ULI Semi-Annual Market Survey

The U.S. economy and commercial real estate industry are, in general, expected to experience moderate growth through much…

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Post-Election Outlook: Strong Economic Growth with Looming Uncertainties Over Trade, Immigration

President Donald J. Trump’s new economic policies signal further job growth and expansion for an already strong economy,…

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Industry Sees Fewer Transactions as Yields Continue to Slip, Says 'Emerging Trends In Real Estate® Asia Pacific 2017' Report

Whilst demand is strong in the Asia Pacific real estate industry, the supply of core product is thinner…

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German Cities are Safe Bets for Real Estate Investment and Development in 2017

In the search for safe havens, German cities will be Europe’s most preferred real estate investment and development…

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Canada's Real Estate Sector Poised for Continued Growth: Opportunities Abound from Coast to Coast Amidst Signs of Stability

Despite the perennial speculations of a housing market crash, there is room for growth in the Canadian real…

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Niche Neighborhoods & Economic Diversity Drive Austin to Top in Emerging Trends in Real Estate® 2017

Niche neighborhoods and economic diversity are driving forces behind the strong showing of this year’s top ten U.S.…

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Real Estate Economists Expect Continued Declines in Real Estate Growth Rates, According to a New ULI Semi-Annual Real Estate Market Survey

Following six years of growth, commercial property transaction volume is expected to decline over the next three years…

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Reaching for the Future: Creative Finance for Smaller Communities

As traditional sources of funding have changed or declined, entrepreneurial public and private leaders are figuring out how…

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Commercial Property Transaction Volume Expected to Decline Over Next Three Years, According to a New ULI Semi-Annual Real Estate Market Forecast

Commercial property transaction volume is expected to decline over the next three years to $475 billion in 2018,…

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Who We Are

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


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