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Capital Markets Sentiment Report


This report's data comes from responses to four poll questions asked during a webinar hosted by Amol Dhargalkar and Jackie Bowie on March 6, 2024, along with an additional poll question presented during webinar registration. This event attracted a global audience of more than 1,900 finance professionals spanning commercial real estate, corporates, financial institutions, and private equity companies.

Key takeaways

  • Over 80% of respondents anticipated interest rate cuts in 2024, but a notable 15% expressed contrary views.
  • 65% of those polled believed that access to capital and financing, along with economic growth, will exert the greatest influence on transactions over the next 12 to 18 months.
  • Greater than 75% of respondents indicated that central bank policies, interest rates, and political elections will have the largest impact on the economy in 2024.

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