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The City of Angels is undergoing two major changes to its transportation infrastructure: 1) the Los Angeles City Council–approved Mobility Plan 2035 that would redesign the Los Angeles roadways over the next 20 years. 2) The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority Metro Rail system expansion. These changes will alter access patterns across the metroplex and spawn new commercial real estate opportunities. Loretta Clodfelter, editor of Institutional Real Estate Americas, elaborates.
Mentorship has been a staple of professional advancement for decades, though it is still sorely underused, according to many observers. Then there is "sponsorship," which is a step past mentorship and little understood. To explore these subjects we are joined by Deborah Froling, a financial industry attorney with Kutak Rock LLP, and an advocate of mentorship and sponsorship, especially for the under-represented ranks of women in the financial professions.
Heads up infrastructure investors and those involved in thematic investment strategies. In his new book, The Silk Roads, historian Peter Frankopan asserts that China is reestablishing a modern-day network of its historic silk roads that connected much of the world and fostered the spread and integration of culture and commerce. This time, though, China is expanding its influence in the form of a trillion dollars in global infrastructure projects in an effort to supply its own vast need for resources of all kinds, and to reestablish itself as the world’s dominant global power.
How do Airbnb users and hotel guests differ? Which markets are most vulnerable to Airbnb? Which types of hotels are most at risk? Is Airbnb reducing hotel asset prices? How can hoteliers fend off the Airbnb challenge? Peter Zabierek, the CEO of Presima, joins us to elaborate on his organization’s research on the subject.
Investors and experts from around the world will gather in Boston for the 11th annual IREI infrastructure conference in June. High on the agenda are fundraising, investment strategies, technology and the hardening infrastructure systems to withstand increasingly violent storms. Drew Campbell, editor of Institutional Investing in Infrastructure, provides an update.