- March 1, 2015: Vol. 27, Number 3

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Gateways to the Americas: Investment experts expound on what makes Mexico City, New York City, Sao Paulo and Toronto great metropolises

by Joanne Douvas, Martha Peyton, Joaquin de Monet, Fred Gortner and Steve Coyle

During the recent Visions, Insights & Perspectives – Americas conference, produced by Institutional Real Estate, Inc., 30-year institutional real estate veteran Joanne Douvas moderated a panel discussion about the Americas’ great gateway cities, focusing on what makes those cities great and the opportunities they currently offer for real estate investors. Martha Peyton of TIAA-CREF represented New York City; Joaquin de Monet of Palisades Capital Realty focused on Mexico City; Fred Gortner of Paladin Realty Partners discussed São Paulo; and Steve Coyle of Bentall Kennedy offered his observations about Toronto. The following is an excerpt from their discussion.

Joanne Douvas: What makes the gateway city you are representing a great city?

Joaquin de Monet: Imagine a country that shares a border with the world’s largest economy, a diver

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