Sobered but Undeterred by Recent Wall Street Woes, ULI Forecasts Three More Years of CRE Growth

By Randyl Drummer
October 15, 2014

A consensus survey of economists and analysts convened by the Urban Land Institute and EY Real Estate predicts solid but not spectacutar returns for U.S. real estate investors as moderate economic growth supports a steady strengthening in commercial real estate capital markets and fundamentals over the next three years.

The latest Urban Land Institute/EY Real Estate Consensus Forecast is slightly more optimistic than the previous survey in April regarding commercial property transaction volume and pricing, multifamily fundamentals and returns on institutional CRE properties.

The 43 experts representing 32 of the U.S.’s leading real estate investment, advisory, and research firms surveyed for the forecast last month included CoStar Portfolio Strategy economists Hans Nordby, Walter Page and Shaw Lupton. read more