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WMRE's Common Area: Current Themes Within the Real Estate Market With Mike Acton

AEW Capital Management's Michael Acton describes what he sees happening within the current real estate market and how investors could benefit.

While trends within real estate rise and fall, there are always themes and strategies that can be used in future markets when looking for investment opportunities.

In this episode, David Bodamer speaks with Michael Acton, managing director of AEW Capital Management, on what he sees happening within the current real estate market and how investors could benefit. Mike shares his insight on trends and strategies he has seen before and how they are reflected in current investment opportunities.

Mike discusses:

  • The main themes in commercial real estate 
  • What types of properties and strategies create opportunities in the current market
  • How different types of fund structures and loans function when purchasing or financing real estate
  • What investment opportunities exist within the disconnect between listed real estate and private real estate 
  • And more


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About Our Guest:

Mike Acton, CFA, is a Managing Director of the firm and AEW’s Head of Research & Strategy with responsibility for directing the activities of AEW Research, the firm’s in-house research group. He works closely with the Fund’s investment management team in the development of the Fund’s investment strategy and criteria. Mr. Acton joined the firm in 1990 and has 34 years of experience as an economic analyst and forecaster. He is a standing member of the firm’s Investment Committee and Risk Management Committee. The resources of AEW Research are an integral part of AEW’s investment process and Mr. Acton works closely with senior professionals in all areas of the firm to develop investment strategies that match clients’ risk/reward objectives with market opportunities. Mr. Acton is also a member of the firm’s Compliance Committee. Prior to joining AEW, he was with DRI/McGraw-Hill where he managed the Metropolitan Area Forecasting Service. He is a graduate of Bates College (B.A.) and a CFA charter holder.

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