Market Briefing with Larry Fink- Blackrock CEO

April 1, 2020

State of global markets: These are unprecedented times – haven’t seen anything like this in my 44 years in finance. This is not a financial crisis. Dependency on central banks to moderate the problem can only achieve limited results We are seeing central banks become very aggressive, taking on responsibility of stabilizing markets, doing a…read more

COVID-19 Will Leave Year-End Capital Values 9% Lower

April 1, 2020

Article by:  Kiran Raichura at Capital Economics “When the investment market resumes later in the year, we think investors will be nervous around real estate cashflows and will require additional yield to transact. Capital values will fall by 9% this year, although in our base case, they grow by 8% in 2021.” Read the full…read more

Latin America Macro Outlook Quarterly Update

March 31, 2020

Presentation by: Fitch Solutions The first quarter of the year has illustrated the significant economic and political challenges facing Latin America. The spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus) has shaken global markets and now poses downside risks to the region’s economies. At the same time, a wave of protests and unrest in the final months of 2019…read more

Summary Report: Data for Navigating COVID-19

March 30, 2020

Written by Shaun Oxtal MAI, MRICS, Managing Director Considering the constantly evolving environment and information overload surrounding COVID-19, the aim of this article is to provide a rundown of relevant market intel in small, digestible bullet points. We have summarized some of the findings from various articles, reports, webinars and market participants interviews over the…read more

CBRE’s COVID-19 Webinar

March 27, 2020

Notes from CBRE’s COVID-19 Webinar on March 27, 2020 taken by Jonathan Rivera The overall takeaway is that the nation is going through a very deep recession and economic shock that will last for approximately six months.  However, due to pent-up demand and massive government stimulus, the post-crisis recovery is expected to be relatively swift. …read more

COVID-19: Rapid Response and Latest Developments

March 26, 2020

Webinar by: The Appraisal Institute The Appraisal Institute’s webinar on March 23, 2020, covered the latest appraisal developments on the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The webinar provided the most current legislative and regulatory developments that impact appraisers. Other content focused on fast-moving federal and state guidance issued for financial institutions and real estate professionals, in addition…read more

The COVID-19 Impact on U.S. Hotel Performance

March 26, 2020

Video by:  Jan Freitag In this 5-minute video, STR SVP Jan Freitag recaps the COVID-19 impact on U.S. hotel performance for the week ending with March 14. Watch the full video:

Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims

March 26, 2020

Article by: U.S. Department of Labor Initial jobless claims reached 3,283,000 for the week ending March 21 – the highest in the Labor Department’s history, and notably higher than the previous peak of 665,000 during the Great Recession. Read the full article: