Laguna Beach, CA
January 21-23, 2015
Hosted By: IMN (Information Management Network)
JDM: Speaker – Overview of Global Gateway Cities in America

From interest rates to cap rates to geopolitical risk, our panelists address the 2015 macroeconomic outlook and what it means for commercial real estate values and investment. Among the issues under discussion are: With the end of quantitative easing, when will we see interest rates rise and by how much? Will this lead to instability within the CRE sector? Will inflation remain contained? How would inflation (from rental rates to costs of construction materials) really affect cash-flowing real estate investments? What can we expect from the Fed for the next two years that will impact CRE investment? Some analysts are predicting that 2015 will be the best year of economic recovery since the 2007 crash: How did fundamentals round out at year-end 2014? What can we expect in 2015?: Cap rates; unemployment rates/future job growth prospects; CRE loan prices/origination; default rates; CRE values? What does this all mean for CRE investment? Is Europe headed for yet another recession? Assessing how Euro-Zone and other global economic/political forces/instability will impact the US economy over the next 12-18 months: What will be the subsequent impact on the real estate markets?

Program Highlights: Opportunities for the Savvy CRE Investor: The Impact of Changing Demographic, Population and Technology Trends on Real Estate Investment ; Crowdfunding: Is it Worth the Hype?