Archive for December, 2015

Investor demand for real estate could rise with new category

Some analysts expect demand for real estate securities to increase after August, when MSCI and S&P Dow Jones Indices create a new category for real estate instead of including it in the broader group of financial companies. Investment firms are developing new real estate funds in response to the change, and portfolio managers are expected to pay more attention to real estate. Read full story Read more

FIRPTA changes could bring billions in new investment

Congress' approval of the Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes Act of 2015 last week included new provisions for the Foreign Investment in Real Property Tax Act that could bring an additional $20 billion to $30 billion of foreign investment, according to Kenneth Rosen, a professor at the University of California, Berkeley. Read full story Read more

New Crowdfunding Ruling/Apartment Rent Trends/Seniors Housing Prices Too Frothy?

New ruling gives crowdfunding firms access to non-accredited investors. Apartment rents rising faster than incomes. Are prices for seniors housing too frothy? Read full story Read more