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Better than a New Kids on the Block reunion tour, commercial real estate investing is back. Or is it? We've pulled together a stellar panel to give you the skinny on what's going down this Wednesday at the Bisnow DFW Capital Markets Summit at the Marriott City Center. You can sign up here and we'll bring you The Right Stuff, Step by Step. Here's a small taste.
UBS executive director Alan Green
Like Barbara Mandrell being country before it was cool, UBS was over-allocated in multifamily before it was in vogue. UBS executive director Alan Green says the pension fund/investment advisor started around 1978 and today manages $16B in assets. Alan says the firm invests in the four food groups (dairy, grains, vegetables, and CRE) with a little heavier concentration in multifamily than some other core property allocations. The firm also invests in hotels, which is a little different from other firms, he acknowledges.
healing recession?
It's very competitive right now; everyone's healed up from the recession, Alan says, and they've got money again. There's more involvement with financing new construction, for one thing, he tells us. While UBS may not be willing to take the development risk on its own, it will JV with a developer through the project?s completion. UBS is now providing debt on some multifamily developments as it has snapped back the fastest. ?All of the main Texas markets are very well occupied; that alone takes a lot of the risk out,? he says. The Longhorn season-ticket holder will be among the panelists at theBisnow Capital Markets Summit. Don't forget to register!