As we enter the third quarter of 2008, the US retail sector is grappling with the profound effects of the credit crunch. While the short-term outlook is challenging, this briefing points to a stable future thanks to long-term population and income growth.
This report addresses the impact of global economic storms that are driving up inflation and tightening credit availability in 10 major Asian markets, with the conclusion that opportunities still outweigh risks.
This report examines the state of Asia Pacific’s banking industry and compares real estate management structures in various countries. It also analyzes how Asia’s financial centers and capital cities are likely to be affected by the global financial crisis.
This briefing sheds light on prospects for U.S. retailers as we navigate through tough economic times. The challenges, opportunities and smart strategies to meet changing consumer expectations are all explored in this definitive analysis.
Many believe that Vietnam is poised to explode as Asia's next powerhouse economy. This report analyzes the country's economic potential and challenges, zeroing in on key regional and sectoral hot spots. Also explored is how WTO accession is likely to affect growth and development.
This research report charts retail rental trends in Asia, covering 13 countries. China and Vietnam are forecasted to see the largest growth in retail sales again in 2008, followed by South Korea and Singapore. Hong Kong continues to lead the pack with rental rates that far exceed those of any other market in the region.
The economy is on a knife-edge and could go either way during the next several months. While we think the full effects of lower interest rates and tax reductions that come out of Washington will be enough to support growth, the risk of recession has increased again.
This briefing describes four alternative monetization techniques that represent creative ways of financially re-engineering real property assets to maximize values embedded in corporate real estate. Even in seemingly simple build-to-suit projects or leasing transactions, understanding structuring alternatives for financing can lead to savings of up to 20 percent of the cost of a project.