5th Annual State of the Capital Markets Breakfast Forum, Real Estate Bisnow September 14, 2011
On September 14, Real Estate Bisnow ran an online article covering the recent 5th Annual State of the Capital Markets Breakfast Forum hosted by BoyarMiller. The following is an excerpt from the article:
Three main themes permeated BoyarMiller’s fifth annual capital markets panel last week: Speakers Encore Bank’s Jim D’Agostino, JLL’s Tom Fish, Duff & Phelps Securities’ David Sargent, and Kanaly Trust’s Drew Kanaly are concerned about the European debt situation and the fragility of the US economy, but they’re optimistic about Texas and Houston. Jim called Houston the best banking market in the US (over 100 banks here with 1,500 locations). Bank capital ratios are at an all-time high and problem loans declined 6.5% last quarter. But bank revenues are down because of new government restrictions, he says.
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