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Pent-Up Capital Demand Swells to $540B

Globally, investors hold $2.7 trillion of real estate assets under management, but have an appetite for more. Investors are seeking to place roughly $540 billion of capital into commercial real estate, according to an analysis completed by JLL.

An investment chasm is being driven by high demand from investors across the globe who seek the stable cash flow and low interest rates compared with volatility inherent in alternative investments. Yet, property opportunities just aren’t as readily available today in the U.S. market.

JLL’s Jonathan Geanakos says, “There is a wide gap between the current-to-target allocations of funds into commercial real estate, and many remain below their intended investment levels. The amount of pent-up demand in Europe and Asia should drive mid-term liquidity from those regional investors in the U.S. market, and has the potential to positively impact asset pricing in the mid-to-long-term.”

Europe holds the largest amount of capital targeted to invest in the sector at $274 billion (US) of capital demand, followed by Asia Pacific at $103.4 billion, the Americas at $63.1 billion and the Middle East at $39.6 billion.

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Dennis Kaiser is Vice President of Content and Public Relations for Connect Commercial Real Estate. Dennis is a communications leader with more than 30 years of experience including as a journalist and in corporate and agency marketing communications roles. He is responsible for Connect’s client content operations and is involved in a range of initiatives ranging from content strategy, message development, copywriting, media relations, social media and content marketing services. In his most recent corporate communications roles, he led a regional public relations effort across Southern California for CBRE, played a key marketing role on JLL’s national retail team, and was responsible for directing the global public relations effort at ValleyCrest, the nation’s largest commercial landscape services company. In addition to his vast commercial real estate experience, Dennis has worked on communications and launch strategies for a number of residential projects such as Disney’s Celebration in Florida, Ritter Ranch in Palmdale California (7,200 homes, 22,000 acres), WaterColor in Florida and PremierGarage in Phoenix. Dennis’s agency background included firms such as Idea Hall and Macy + Associates. He has earned an outstanding reputation with organization leaders as a trusted advisor, strategic program implementer, consensus builder and exceptional collaborator. Dennis has developed and managed national communications programs for Fortune 500 companies to start-ups, both public and private. He’s successfully worked with journalists across the globe representing clients involved in major-breaking news stories, product launches, media tours, and company news announcements. Dennis has been involved in a host of charitable and community organizations including the American Cancer Society, Easter Seals, BoyScouts, Chrysalis Foundation, Freedom For Life, HOLA, L.A.’s BEST, Reach Out and Read, Super Bowl Host Committee, and Thunderbirds Charities.

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