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Report from 2020

September

California’s Central Valley: Land of affordability, growth and opportunity

September 2020 - The Central Valley is California’s fastest-growing and most-affordable region. The area’s economy is fueled by three large, recession-resistant economic sectors: government (including the nation’s second-largest government center, Sacramento), healthcare and agriculture. Based on projected future economic and population growth — as well as higher cap rates — the Central Valley is a classic example of a secondary market that is in the early stages of transitioning away from local and regional ownership to a larger base of institutional owners. This report by Institutional Real Estate, Inc. titled California’s Central Valley: Land of affordability, growth and opportunity, looks at the opportunity in California’s Central Valley, where investors can tap into the region’s growth story and still find markets and properties that offer significantly higher risk-adjusted returns.

Life Sciences: Expanding life sciences industry creates opportunity for real estate investors

August 2020 - The life sciences property sector has flourished during the past few years and that trend is expected to continue in the near term and well into the future. The sector’s positive property fundamentals have been fueled by record-setting life sciences industry capital infusions, creating growth and additional demand for office, R&D, lab space and other related facilities. Investors are increasingly recognizing the benefits — strong property-level fundamentals, portfolio diversification, value-add opportunities — of investing in life sciences properties in well-established and emerging clusters across the United States. This report by Institutional Real Estate, Inc. titled Life Sciences: Expanding life sciences industry create opportunity for real estate investors, looks at the opportunity in the expanding life sciences sector, the increase in employment rates, investor opportunity in life sciences and more.

Global Investment Managers 2020 USD

The aggregate AUM of the top 100 real estate largest investment managers increased by 9.1 percent, totaling more than $3.83 trillion, according to Global Investment Managers 2020, the annual survey and report produced by Property Funds Research and Institutional Real Estate, Inc. For some perspective, at year-end 2008, the aggregate AUM of the top 100 investment managers totaled $1.2 trillion. A total of 207 real estate investment managers across the globe responded to the survey, representing an aggregate AUM of nearly $4.12 trillion. The top 10 largest investment managers accounted for $1.35 trillion of AUM, which represents 32.6 percent of the total. The 2020 report, based on 2019 AUM figures, showed eight investment managers with assets of more than $100 billion, up from only three in 2017. The eye opener is the fact that there are two investment managers with assets of more than $200 billion.

Global Investment Managers 2020 Euros

The aggregate AUM of the top 100 largest real estate investment managers increased by 9.1 percent, totaling more than €3.41 trillion, according to Global Investment Managers 2020, the annual survey and report produced by Property Funds Research and Institutional Real Estate, Inc. For some perspective, at year-end 2008, the aggregate AUM of the top 100 investment managers totaled €85 billion. A total of 207 real estate investment managers across the globe responded to the survey, representing an aggregate AUM of nearly €3.67 trillion. The top 10 largest investment managers accounted for €1.2 trillion of AUM, which represents 32.6 percent of the total. The 2020 report, based on 2019 AUM figures, showed four investment managers with assets of more than €100 billion, up from only three in 2017. The eye opener is the fact that there are two investment managers with assets of more than €150 billion.

August

UBS – US Annual Real Estate Outlook 2020, Edition 3

Economies have seen the sharpest contractions on record while massive central bank and government intervention has supported asset prices. In real estate the crisis has turbo-charged trends we were already seeing prior to the crisis, boosting logistics and hurting retail. We are now in the social-distancing phase, but investors need to think long-term and position themselves for once the pandemic has passed.

June

UBS – US Annual Real Estate Outlook 2020, Edition 2

No property type is immune to uncertainty and financial impact. A great deal of uncertainty remains around the reopening and recovery of the US economy, a process that is likely to be extended over time rather than a quick rebound to pre-downturn economic levels.

May

UBS – US Annual Real Estate Outlook 2020, Edition 1

It's an election year. Economic growth lost some steam. Interest rates remain low. Our US Real Estate Outlook 2020 outlines where we see solid fundamentals and uncovers pockets of uncertainty. Find out what we expect for the four property sectors in the new year, including strategic themes to guide investment decisions in private real estate.

April

Logistics Real Estate - Infrastructure of a Shifting Economy

Courtesy of Elion Partners
With consumers forced to stay home, e-commerce has seen an acceleration in sales, placing a strain on inventory levels and supply chains. This catalytic shift in consumer behavior is driving logistics real estate to serve as the infrastructure to answer that demand.

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