GROWTH STILL SUPPORTIVE, INFLATION REMAINS STEADY
- Analysts still expect global growth of 3.1% in 2019 and inflation to slow its rate of increase to 2.4% in 2019 and 2.5% in 2020.
- Developed Markets (DMs) are forecasted to grow 2.0% in 2019 and 1.7% in 2020, while Emerging Markets (EMs) target 4.5% growth in 2019 and 4.6% in 2020.
In their main role, commercial real estate developers serve as a bridge between the construction companies that build the buildings and the businesses that use them. Real Estate Developers help businesses to provide the optimal value in functionality, location and cost. They leverage their expertise as they work with construction companies on behalf of the tenant or client, to ensure that newly constructed buildings or investment property spaces meet the client needs. Developers are often property managers as well, so they keep operations smooth, allowing their clients to focus on their business. Connecting builders and users, real estate developers play an important role in controlling expenses and improving efficiency and effectiveness for all parties involved.
The U.S. stock market is watching a troubling trend; public companies appear to be losing ground. Lately, many of us admit that some businesses would be better off as private companies. Indeed, private companies historically proved to be a better option when talking about investment rate. However, the alternative market is difficult to access for retail investors. Most private companies are just that, private, and out of reach of the most well-heeled investors.
But there are ways for ordinary investors to get into the private equity realm, as many family offices did in 2017-2018, getting on the direct investment or co-invest deals.
2018 started off with incredible momentum for public companies, which lasted well into the year. In one notable milestone, Apple made history when it hit its $1 trillion market cap in August. In another, Amazon’s Jeff Bezos became the richest man in modern history in July, thanks in large part to the company’s record high stock price of $1,841.95. But the good news didn’t last long.