Chasing Yield: Trends that will Shape the Commercial Real Estate Markets

Property prices and capital flows into commercial real estate have increased dramatically since the great recession and, in most cases, now exceed 2007 peaks. However, not all markets are created equal. According to Real Capital Analytics, since 4Q 2000 major real estate markets have grown 51% faster than non-major markets, CBD office has grown 82% faster than suburban office, and walkable markets have grown 49% faster than auto-dependent markets. The Real Estate Strategies Conference will discuss these trends and highlight how yield-seeking behaviors are changing the capital markets.


Thursday, September 8, 2016

1:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Alumni Memorial Union, Monaghan Ballrooms

Keynote speaker: Robert M. White, Real Capital Analytics

Mr. White, founder and president of Real Capital Analytics, will provide the market data, investor behaviors, and property insights and address the viability of property market trends. He is a noted authority on the real estate capital markets with credits in the Wall Street Journal, Barron’s, The Economist, Forbes, The New York Times, Financial Times, among others. Previously, he spent fourteen years in the real estate investment banking and brokerage industry and has orchestrated billions of commercial sales, aquisitions, and recapitalizations.
Dr. Mark Eppli will join Mr. White to Go Beyond the Data to question what these trends mean.

Panel discussion

Following the keynote address, a panel of nationally renowned professionals representing major debt and equity markets will debate the impact of these trends on local and national real estate

Schedule of events

1:00 p.m. Registration & networking 3rd floor, AMU
1:30 p.m. Conference welcome 
Nancy Haggerty
1:40 p.m.

Keynote presentation

Robert M. White
2:40 p.m. Center for Real Estate student presentation
Erik Potocek
2:45 p.m. Center for Real Estate research update Dr. Anthony Pennington-Cross
3:00 p.m. Break 
3:15 p.m. Panel: Capital Sources and Uses (from High-Net-Worth Individuals to Institutional) & Markets (Major vs. Non-Major) Panelists
4:15 p.m. A Deeper Dive into the Behaviors of the Capital Market Participants Mark Eppli
4:35 p.m. Musing of a Capital Markets Expert: Recap & Takeaways Kevin R. Smith
5:00 to 6:30 p.m. Networking reception

7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Post-conference boat cruise