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Industrial sector continues to grow despite fluid trade environment
First-quarter earnings season across the industrial complex is likely to be a forgettable one, though despite our near-term bias around most company reports, we see reasons for selective optimism on an intermediate-term basis.
Q1 2019 Middle Market Business Sentiment Report
Is the current economic cycle coming to an end for middle market companies? To find out, KeyBank surveyed 400 middle market business owners and executives* on their expectations surrounding a potential economic downturn and the implications for their businesses.
A Housing Boom with Uneven Effects: Supply and Affordability Trends and the GSEs
The U.S. housing market is in the midst of an extremely successful and extended period of cycle growth and maturation. For more than 10 years since the housing bubble burst of 2008, the real estate market has been on a torrid pace that still does not seem to have an end in sight. But all types of housing aren’t sharing equally in this positive phase.
What Does 2019 Have in Store for LIHTC Financing?
The start of 2019 heralds strong potential for the low-income housing tax credit (LIHTC) market despite some uncertainty about interest rates and federal policy. There more about this vital investment program and its impact on creating and preserving affordable housing.
Opportunity Zones Still Hot Topic After New Regulations Released
No 'Silver Tsunami’ but Skilled Nursing Makes Its Own Waves
Machine Learning the Winning Edge in a Burgeoning M&A Market
Tech investment is trending up —and is expected to keep rising, thanks in part to the ongoing advancement in the machine learning (ML) field. Merger and acquisition (M&A) activity in the technology sector accelerated in 2018 with many companies seeking the competitive advantage of machine learning.
Why Investing in Renewable Energy Makes Good Business Sense
Learn why solar power solutions make good business sense – and how to pay for them – in this five-step guide from Key Equipment Finance.
Webinar: Is Your Business Transaction-Ready? Most Aren’t but Here’s How to Get There
This webinar reviews the following: Steps middle-market business owners and their families should take to become more retirement “aware”, the key differences between running a lifestyle business versus a value-focused enterprise, how buyers determine the price they will pay for your business, how the market measures risk and why it’s a critical factor in valuation, and more. This is the recording of an interactive session, with live audience polling and Q&A’s.
Economic Forecast: Volatility Returns with Mix of Sunny Periods
Economic opportunity will remain throughout 2019—but not without a constant threat of turbulence. As we continue through a near record-long period of economic expansion, many analysts and investors are bracing for a recession ahead. However, panelists at a recent Economic Summit sponsored by KeyBank believe that, despite some challenges that are starting to slow the pace of growth, 2019 will be a year of opportunity for investors.
Outlook 2019: Understanding the Year Ahead
This webinar will review: Our economy-post- election? Inflation? Wages? Taxes? Tariffs/trade deals? This is the recording of an interactive session, with live audience polling and Q&A’s.
No Longer Niche: Senior Care Facilities Are Becoming a Core Investment
Has seniors housing become a core investment? The short answer may be, “It’s getting there.”