Live From Inman Connect 2012 San Francisco – Opening Session

Live From Inman Connect 2012 - Opening Session

Live From Inman Connect 2012 – Opening Session

Inman Connect 2012 Opening Panel Discusses Interest Rates and Where To Invest

It sees like just a few months ago that we attended Inman Connect. Here we are again at the San Francisco 2012 session. Of course, we can’t wait for the Distressed Property track, so we will cover that session later.

We just sat in on the General Session of the opening panel.

We listed some of the key takeaways from the session:

The panel talked about investing in real estate and loving that 3.75 percent mortgage rate while enjoying paying that rate for a long time.

Others on the panel talked about investing in industrial property, distressed property and that’s where to put the money. Why industrial property? Because the auto industry continue to be in Mexico but the supply continues to go through Texas and the industrial warehouses. So Texas warehouses may be something to look at to funnel that auto chain.

In this environment, people invest in items with less debt and people continue to be more conservative in the financing. There will probably be volatility for the next 5-10 years

It will be hard to replace all of the lost US jobs.

People used to talk about return ON capital now its return OF capital.

There will be some private markets open up as 90-95% of loans continue to be backed by Fannie or Freddie.

The discussion of interest rates brought different opinions as the panel majority stated that rates will stay the same through 2014 but some mentioned that they will rise in the next 3-5 years.

What Did Winston Churchill Say?

Everything in the economy seems to be a mess so one of the panelists quoted Winston Churchill in terms of fixing our economy, “The Americans will always do the right thing… after they’ve exhausted all the alternatives.”

Look for our coverage of the Distressed Property sessions.

Live From Inman Connect 2012 – Opening Session

Live From Inman Connect 2012 – Opening Session

Live From Inman Connect 2012 – Opening Session

Live From Inman Connect 2012 – Opening Session

Live From Inman Connect 2012 – Opening Session

Live From Inman Connect 2012 – Opening Session

Live From Inman Connect 2012 – Opening Session

Live From Inman Connect 2012 – Opening Session

Live From Inman Connect 2012 – Opening Session

Live From Inman Connect 2012 – Opening Session

Live From Inman Connect 2012 – Opening Session

Live From Inman Connect 2012 – Opening Session

Live From Inman Connect 2012 – Opening Session

Live From Inman Connect 2012 – Opening Session

Live From Inman Connect 2012 – Opening Session

Live From Inman Connect 2012 – Opening Session

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