L&C 2014 Report: Changing Rules of Engagement

Posted on April 21, 2015 in Viewpoints by admin

In an environment of global uncertainty, investors are putting unprecedented amounts of capital into commercial real estate in general, and the U.S. markets in particular. In some cases, the amount of capital chasing deals is beyond what the returns seem to warrant, but in an environment of low yields and political or economic uncertainty, U.S. real estate seems to be a safe and perhaps even obvious option for investors to preserve capital.

But the rules of engagement continue to change, and investors and investment managers need to stay on top of the nuances if they intend to continue thriving in the months and years ahead.

At the NAREIM Legal & Compliance Council Meeting in Chicago in October 2014, legal and compliance officers from some of the leading real estate investment management (REIM) firms discussed ways to contend with changing parameters from the SEC, the European Union, individual U.S. states, and other governing bodies.

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