NEW YORK CITY– Goodwin and Columbia Business School are hosting its 13th Annual Real Estate Capital Markets Conference tomorrow, bringing together industry leaders from across the sector, including an audience of real estate fund managers, REIT executives, real estate investors, investment bankers and start-ups. The RECM Conference 2020 will focus on the state of the real estate capital markets, global capital flows, smart cities and climate change, as well as a market-focused session on London.

And while there is a lot to discuss, a big question that many in the space are trying to answer and hope the conference will bring some clarity to is what inning the market is in. After 10 years of economic recovery and a surfeit amount of capital and low-interest rates, many are stunned the bull is still running.

 “There are seemingly a number of headwinds in the U.S. with an election year approaching and with the presidential impeachment taking place late in the cycle, both of which are also coinciding with low-interest rates. There are a bunch of signs, not all of which are pointing in the same directions, and how these themes play out will be rather interesting for the market,” said John Ferguson, a partner in the firm’s real estate practice and co-head of the private investment funds practice, to

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Mariah Brown

Mariah Brown is the New York Bureau Chief and Real Estate Reporter for, covering the New York Metro area, Northeast region and national real estate trends. She is responsible for producing multi-media content, including articles, podcasts and video. Before joining the GlobeSt team, she served as a New York Times fellow, reported for the Associated Press in New York and Philadelphia and several other New York City-based outlets.

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