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Chinese Investment in U.S. Hotels Continues to Grow

Wednesday, May 17, 2017
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Daniel C. Peek, HFF senior managing director and head of HFF’s hotel group, will be speaking at the 2017 Beijing Global Private Equities Forum, which is being held May 19 and 20 in Beijing, China. The purpose of the event is to bring together Chinese wealth managers, family offices and institutional investors as well as developers, fund managers and professionals from global real estate markets. Mr. Peek will participate on the panel on "Chinese Hotel Investments in the U.S. and Europe: Understanding Tourism and Business Trends” along... [Read More]


Equity Market: Abundant Capital, Selective Investors

Tuesday, April 25, 2017
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Equity market update from HFF Senior Managing Director Jon Mikula. After a year of price discovery, increased target allocations and a commitment to real estate investing strategies by institutional investors speak to the health of the market. New Jersey has remained at the forefront of the investment scene, attracting a healthy mix of investment from private investors, listed REITs, institutions and foreign capital sources seeking better risk-adjusted returns. In an environment where policy uncertainty looms, transaction volume has been slow to gain momentum across the U.S. during the first quarter ... [Read More]


HFF Research Update for December 7, 2016: Blood in the Water

Wednesday, December 07, 2016
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Weekly insights on current research in the commercial real estate industry from HFF Managing Director of Research Jimmy Hinton. View Daily Rates on the HFF website. In October 1956, the people of Hungary revolted against a puppet government Soviet Russia had installed in Budapest. A small student demonstration escalated quickly into a broad and passionate uprising. Within two weeks, the Soviets had invaded Hungary with tank divisions, conducted targeted air strikes and shelled the city with heavy artillery bombardments. Such was the dramatic backdrop for... [Read More]


HFF Research Update for November 14, 2016: The Contract of Suspense

Monday, November 14, 2016
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Weekly insights on current research in the commercial real estate industry from HFF Managing Director of Research Jimmy Hinton. View Daily Rates on the HFF website. In 1936, Alfred Hitchcock released the espionage thriller Sabotage. In the film, a young boy named Stevie carries a canister of film reels across London. Unbeknownst to Stevie, his canister actually contains a time bomb meant for a theater. The audience is painfully aware of Stevie’s plight of ignorance with the clock winding toward its last second. Suspense mounts... [Read More]


HFF Research Update for November 10, 2016: A Sense of Calm

Thursday, November 10, 2016
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Weekly insights on current research in the commercial real estate industry from HFF Managing Director of Research Jimmy Hinton. View Daily Rates on the HFF website. In the first full business day following Donald Trump's election to the Presidency, the mood in Qatar reflects a calm temperance. In fact, to a handful of them, there is little surprise, as they invoke the strength of the Leave campaign in June to the surprise of the urban realms within the U.K. The sense of calm is palpable, with little scurry or scramble to cover currency and interest rate positions in the wake of the election – at least within the investor community we met with. It would appear the perception of the United States as a "store of value" remains unscathed. Neither cautious nor excited, the investors we met with today represented a wide range... [Read More]


HFF Research Update: Bonds Take the Subway

Thursday, October 27, 2016
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Insights on current research in the commercial real estate industry from HFF Managing Director of Research Jimmy Hinton. View Daily Rates on the HFF website. On this day in 1904, New York City opened its first subway passenger line. The city now boasts the largest rapid transit networks in the world. Today, we’re also going deep, looking hard at the fixed income space. The on-the-run 10-year UST hit a yield of more than 1.86 percent this morning as bonds around the world extended losses in what will likely be... [Read More]


HFF Research Update for October 27, 2016: George III & the Second American Revolution

Thursday, October 27, 2016
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Weekly insights on current research in the commercial real estate industry from HFF Managing Director of Research Jimmy Hinton. View Daily Rates on the HFF website. King George III of England was crowned 256 years ago this week at the age of 22. Before his 40th birthday, George III would lose a war for the largest single territory his Britain had ever claimed, the future United States of America. Following domestic disputes relating to an appropriate response to rising nationalism, both at home and abroad, Britain... [Read More]


HFF Research Update for September 12, 2016: Henry Hudson

Monday, September 12, 2016
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Weekly insights on current research in the commercial real estate industry from HFF Managing Director of Research Jimmy Hinton. View Daily Rates on the HFF website or access the HFF Daily Rates App in iTunes. In 1609, the Dutch East India Company hired an English-born navigator to find a northeasterly passage to Asia by way of the Arctic Ocean. Commanding his vessel, Henry Hudson encountered too much ice to make the northern passage so he turned his ship back to the west. But he didn’t return to port,... [Read More]


Why is Chinese Capital Flowing into the United States?

Wednesday, August 17, 2016
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Real Estate Indicators from HFF Director Ben Sayles and Robert Butler of HFF's Boston office. Each generation will reap what the former generation has sown. – Chinese proverb Foreign investment in United States real estate is a trend that dates as far back as 1792, when a syndication of Dutch bankers purchased 3.25 million acres in western New York under the name of the Holland Land Company. Throughout modern history, different groups have been particularly active, be it the Japanese in... [Read More]


HFF Research Update for July 21, 2016: Quantitative Exhaustion

Thursday, July 21, 2016
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Weekly insights on current research in the commercial real estate industry from HFF Managing Director of Research Jimmy Hinton. View Daily Rates on the HFF website or access the HFF Daily Rates App in iTunes. The European Central Bank has left its stimulus initiatives unchanged as President Mario Draghi and his staff attempt to monitor markets post-Brexit and as banks in his native Italy struggle to stay afloat. Status quo is now the goal (read that again) as political surprises have taken center stage... [Read More]




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