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Capital Markets Still Unsettled by Uncertainty

Capital Markets Still Unsettled by Uncertainty
Betsy Clark,  Keith Largay
What do the capital markets hate more than anything? (Bad hair days? Greece?) Uncertainty. But uncertainty makes for interesting talk, and there's bound to be a fair bit of talk at our upcoming Chicago Capital Markets Summit on May 29 at the Westin River North. MetLife regional director Betsy Clark (pictured with JLL’s Keith Largay), who will be a panelist, tells us that there's still a lot of uncertainty surrounding the capital markets, created by the lack of sustained job growth, regulatory uncertainty, low interest rates and the political climate. Many businesses are still showing restraint and indecision in expanding their operations and thus don't need more office or industrial space, she says. Until we see clarity around these issues, we can expect to see some investors waiting on the sidelines and others proceeding cautiously.