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- October 1, 2015: Vol. 27, Number 9

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Finding balance: Real estate investment professionals gather for the money talks

by Loretta Clodfelter

The members of the Editorial Advisory Board of Institutional Real Estate Americas gathered at the beginning of September for two and a half days of discussion on the direction of and strategies in the institutional real estate marketplace.

Discussion ranged from current events in China and the coming U.S. election to interest rates and cap rates to questions of pricing and market timing, as well as touching on evergreen issues such as transparency, alignment, and the relationship between LPs and GPs.

A healthy market

An instant poll taken of the attendees on whether pricing is too high in core gateway markets — and what might be causing those pricing levels — showed a split in the room. With the responses almost equally divided, it was pronounced a “healthy market” by a number of attendees. The nearly even balance — 47 percent believed pricing is too high, while 53 percent did not — was thought to suggest a good mix of buyer

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