Kevin Imboden, a REIT and commercial property market analyst at global research firm Real Capital Analytics, is now a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers, Inc. (ICSC) North American Research Advisory Task Force. The Task Force is comprised of approximately 50 industry professionals who guide the research agenda for ICSC, the global trade association supporting the advancement of the shopping center industry.
Founded in the late 1980s, the North American Research Advisory Task Force serves as the “eyes and ears” of the ICSC’s research community in the U.S. and Canada. The team advises ICSC members on a range of research issues affecting the shopping center industry, such as real estate trends and current economic conditions, and helps shape the annual ICSC Research Conference for North America.
RCA’s global investment sales database is the first transparent database to track global capital flows in more than 80 countries and reveal each transaction researched by RCA with details such as sales price, sale date, buyer name, seller name, cap rate or yield, and building specifics for the office, retail, industrial, multifamily and hotel sectors.
RCA also recently published its Global Capital Trends report highlighting USD $568.8 billion in global commercial property sales activity for Q3 2011, well ahead of full-year 2008 and easily on track to beat 2010 volume as well. At its peak, commercial real estate sales reached $1.2 trillion globally in 2007.
As Senior Market Analyst for RCA, Mr. Imboden oversees global REIT transactions, as well as Europe and Oceania research. He played a pivotal role in organizing the ICSC Global Shopping Center Directory, a comprehensive global database of shopping centers greater than 30,000 SF or 2,800 SM. Powered by RCA’s commercial real estate database, the Directory organizes the shopping center universe with relevant information on more than 34,000 shopping centers.
Mr. Imboden previously worked in the financial industry before coming to RCA. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Management Economics from the University of California, Santa Cruz.