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The Upside (and Other Sides) of a Downside Market

At first glance it would appear that brownfield transactions would decrease due to the recent economic slowdown and volatility in the stock market. There is less money available to finance transactions, decreased demand for property, and a high degree of uncertainty in the corridors of many corporations. But to the contrary, these uncertain times have allowed brownfield transactions to increase. Many property owners are now putting sites on the market and pricing them more in line with market expectations, which creates a larger supply. This creates buying opportunities for those with the capital and the expertise to get brownfield deals done. During the recent National Deal Flow Conference a panel discussion brought together developers and investors who purchase brownfields on a consistent basis. In order to get a sense of the current market we spoke with them about their insights into the market. “Corporations are often keen to get rid…Log In to Read Full Article

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