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VIDEO: Key Insights from Connect Investment & Finance 2023

“Is the Fed done raising rates?” Victor Calanog, global head of research & strategy, real estate private markets, Manulife Asset Management, asked during his presentation at Connect Investment & Finance 2023. “I think they are, or they’re close. If they’re done raising rates, what’s going to prompt them to begin pausing or lowering rates?” 

In the video below, you’ll hear some of the key insights from Calanog and other commercial real estate experts assembled by the Connect Events team for the Oct. 24 event held in Rosemont, IL. They include Eric Enloe, senior managing director at Partner Valuation Advisors, who told attendees that there is demand for real estate–in pockets. “The pricing has shifted,” Enloe said. 

On the financing side, Stratos Anhanassiades, regional manager, Midwest at Red Oak Capital Holdings, summed up the degree of caution lenders have assumed in the current environment. “We need to look at a loan and make sure we’re going to be able to get out in two years.” That said, he added that aside from CBD office, he and his team have been active across a variety of property types. 

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Paul Bubny serves as Senior Content Director for Connect Commercial Real Estate, a role to which he brings 16-plus years’ experience covering the commercial real estate industry and 30-plus years in business-to-business journalism. In this capacity, he oversees daily operations while also reporting on both local/regional markets and national trends, covering individual transactions across all property types, as well as delving into broader subject matter. He produces 7-10 daily news stories per day and works with the Connect team and clients to develop longer-form content, ranging from Q&As to thought-leadership pieces. Prior to joining Connect, Paul was Managing Editor for both Real Estate Forum and GlobeSt.com at American Lawyer Media, where he oversaw operations at both publications while also producing daily news and feature-length articles. His tenure in B2B publishing stretches back into the print era, and he has served as Editor in Chief on four national trade publications. Since 1999, Paul has volunteered as the newsletter editor of passenger rail advocacy groups (one national, one local).

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