NEW YORK, Aug. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- United Realty, a leading sponsor of commercial real estate alternative investment programs that includes the $1 billion United Realty Trust REIT, released the results of the Q2 2014 United Realty/Zogby Real Estate Confidence Index, which indicates continued strength in the commercial real estate market and a growing preference for value-added and opportunistic properties as interest rates are expected to rise.
The United Realty/Zogby Real Estate Confidence Index is designed to provide an inside look at how major institutional and elite commercial real estate investors view the market.
Highlights of the Q2 2014 United Realty/Zogby Real Estate Confidence Index include:
- 94 percent of respondents view the current market as somewhat or very attractive.
- 87 percent of respondents view the market as improving or staying the same over the next 12 months.
- 60 percent of respondents anticipate a 50-200 basis point increase in the 10-Year Treasury rate over the next 12 months.
- 37 percent of respondents expect capitalization rates to increase between 50-150 basis points over the next 12 months.
- Multi-family, medical and industrial are seen as most attractive sectors today and over the next 12 months.
- Value-added and opportunistic properties are seen as more attractive than core properties over the next 12 months.
"When interest rates increase, as predicted by our survey respondents, inflation-protected properties should perform well," said Jacob Frydman, Chairman and CEO of United Realty. "The Unity Realty/Zogby Index reflects the expectation that opportunistic and value added assets will outperform core holdings in a rising rate environment."
Compiled from interviews with select institutional and elite commercial real estate investors, the United Realty/Zogby Real Estate Confidence Index is released quarterly to provide real estate and financial services professionals with a detailed look at the expectations and confidence of commercial real estate investing leaders.
Full details of the United Realty/Zogby Real Estate Confidence Index can be found at www.unitedrealtycos.com. The United Realty/Zogby Real Estate Confidence Index is developed and conducted by United Realty in conjunction with the world-renowned Zogby Analytics Organization.
About The United Realty Group of Companies
The United Realty Group of Companies, established by veteran real estate investor Jacob Frydman, sponsors and manages a platform of commercial real estate investment programs, including United Realty Trust, an SEC registered public +$1 billion Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) and other real estate based alternative investment products and funds.
Building on its founder's successful track record of investing and advising on more than $2 billion in commercial real estate transactions through multiple real estate investment cycles, United Realty leverages the experience and financial acumen of its management team to capitalize on investment opportunities in commercial real estate. Those opportunities involve numerous property types, including office, industrial, retail, hospitality, multifamily and age-restricted residences, and other real estate related assets.
United Realty strives to develop innovative, best-in-class, real estate financial services products that are generally not available from other firms. These investments are designed to meet or exceed the needs of investors and to rigorously protect invested capital, while generating above-market, risk-adjusted, returns. Through its United Realty Securities affiliate, United Realty distributes its products through a national sales team dedicated to the independent broker dealer community and RIAs across the country.
About Zogby Analytics
Zogby Analytics is respected nationally and international for its opinion research capabilities. Its research teams understand the need to get the most out of every project for every client, utilizing time-tested techniques and methodologies. Specifically, Zogby Analytics empower their clients with powerful public and professional opinion-based information that provides knowledge and insights necessary for making strategic decisions.
SOURCE United Realty