7 Real estate companies are growing in number and size to meet the demand for more urban dwellings, real estate, and in- frastructure. As fortunes are made in Asia, the wealthy and their money are moving around the world. A great deal of that capital is recycling into global real estate. With global real estate valued at more than $200 trillion and only a small amount of its ownership reflected as of yet in the global stock market, the ongoing convergence of real estate with the secu- rities markets will continue. Take note— real estate has recently been moved out of banking and into its own industry classifi- cation. Consider this an important signal. With our 3rd Quarter 2018 Wrap Up, we are adding urbanization and its related impact on real estate investment to our list of primary trends to track. Primary trends are both important and long-term. You and I will feel the impact for decades to come. As the year comes to a close, I look back on our four Wrap Ups published this year. We covered some of the most signif- icant primary trends underway: pension funds, the space-based economy, the rise of the Asian consumer, and, finally, meg- acities. It’s a lot to digest. If you work on digesting these trends, however, the daily news will start to make a lot more sense. If you have a map of the whole territory, you can understand the scattered information that flows daily in the wider context of where it fits on your map. It is like having a clothes rack by your door for all your coats and win- ter jackets. You have a place to put them instead of having them pile up over the chair or on the floor. The Solari network is first and foremost an intelligence network. You and I are navigating through a period of unprece- dented change. The more we can create and share our maps, the smarter we can become, helping each other grow in the midst of a mountain of secrecy and an ocean of disinformation. No matter which continent you live on—and whether you live in a city, a suburb, or the country—take some time to digest the 3rd Quarter 2018 Wrap Up so that you can add Megacities and the Growth of Global Real Estate Companies to your map! Thank you for being a Solari Report subscriber. Solari_Note_Card_final2_Layout 1 5/14/15 9:47 AM Page 1 Solari Report the Who’s Who & What’s Up in The Space-Based Economy CATHERINE AUSTIN FITTS / 1ST QUARTER WRAP UP VOLUME 2018 / NUMBER 2 The Solari Report 2018 First Quarter Wrap Up Who’s Who and What’s Up in The Space-Based Economy by Catherine Austin Fitts Copyright © 2018 by Solari, Inc. Published April, 2018 by: Solari, Inc. P. O. Box 157 Hickory Valley TN 38042 USA www.solari.com ISBN-13:978-0-9986955-5-6 CATHERINE AUSTIN FITTS is the president of Solari, Inc., publisher of The Solari Report, and managing member of Solari Investment Advisory Services, LLC. She served as managing director and member of the board of directors of the Wall Street investment bank, Dillon, Read & Co., Inc. She also served as Assistant Secretary of Housing/ Federal Housing Commissioner at HUD in the first Bush Administration and was president of the Hamilton Securities Group, Inc. 9 780998 695556 90000 ISBN 978-0-9986955-5-6 SR_1Q_2018_Wrap_Space_Economy-cover.indd 1 11/21/18 4:29 PM We covered some of the most significant primary trends underway: pension funds, the space-based economy, the rise of the Asian consumer, and, finally, megacities.