Currents in time: None of us know what the future holds
The United States will soon elect its 45th president and the markets will react in one of three ways; go up, go down or stay neutral. After the first feisty presidential election debate between the two candidates on 26 September, it’s clear that the election could go either way. They said that about Brexit, too. Look what happened.
This election comes on the heels of Institutional Real Estate, Inc’s editorial advisory board meetings that were just convened in the Americas and Europe. The agendas of these very intimate gatherings are set by our attendees in sessions that are entitled “Food for Thought”, in which the most pressing issues of the day are discussed.
The joke at both of these meetings was, without Brexit and Trump, would there be anything to talk about? And to be clear, especially in the United States, “Trump” was shorthand for what on earth is going on with this election cycle? It seems completely out of whack and how did we end up here? Yet, i