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Event Registration - Commercial Real Estate Outlook
Wednesday, June 24, 2020
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM Eastern Daylight Time
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Commercial Real Estate Outlook
In 2019, the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts (NAREIT) estimated the combined value of commercial real estate in the United States at the end of 2018 at approximately $16 trillion. That figure reflected a period when the market was entering the late part of its cycle, with occupancy rates near their peak and rent growth decelerating or even flatlining, all while the U.S. was seeing steady economic growth.
Fast forward to today, and the picture has drastically changed-for the worst. The response to the coronavirus pandemic is unleashing havoc on property fundamentals for retail and lodging, creating uncertainty for the future of office, and bolstering the prospects of technological infrastructure and logistics plays such as data centers, cell towers, and industrial properties linked to e-commerce. Meanwhile, long-term interest rates-long viewed as a major factor supporting valuations-have sunk to all-time lows. How do investors navigate through the riskier landscape today, and what are the prospects for commercial real estate going forward?
Join us for an upcoming webinar on June 24, 2020 as CFA Society Boston welcomes Sonny Kalsi, President of BentalGreenOak, a global real estate investment management advisor, to discuss the outlook for commercial real estate. We'll explore the opportunities and risks for various commercial property types and assess the lasting impact of the current pandemic on the future of real estate.
Sonny Kalsi, President of BentallGreenOak
Sonny Kalsi is the President of BentallGreenOak (BGO) and is based in New York City. BGO is a global real estate investment and management platform with approximately $50BN under management. BGO has 24 offices worldwide (North America, Europe, and Asia) and over 1,300 employees. The firm manages investment strategies and properties in various asset and risk classes.
Sonny previously was a Founder of GreenOak Real Estate in 2010 and together with the team grew the business organically to $12BN of assets under management in 10 countries with over 100 employees.
Before GreenOak, Sonny was Global Co-Head of Morgan Stanley's Real Estate Investing (MSREI) business and President of the Morgan Stanley Real Estate Funds until 2009. At its peak, the platform had approximately $100 billion of assets under management in 33 countries.
This event is complimentary and open to members and non-members. Registrants will receive dial-in information the Friday before the start of the event.
CFA Boston has determined that this event qualifies for 1 PL credit hours under the guidelines of CFA Institute's Professional Learning Program. If you are a CFA Institute member and CFA Society Boston Member, PL credit for your participation in this event will be automatically recorded in your PL tracking tool.
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