Institutional Real Estate Americas

April 1, 2016: Vol. 28, Number 4

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Los Angeles mixed-use property to change hands

Runway Playa Vista, a mixed-use project in the Playa Vista submarket of Los Angeles, has been purchased by Invesco Real Estate for an estimated sales price of $475 million, according to Real Capital Analytics. The sellers are Lincoln Property Co., Phoenix Property Co. and Alcion Ventures.


Euro zone most fairly priced market worldwide

Property markets in the euro zone are the most fairly priced globally, according to Aberdeen Asset Management’s first quarter 2016 Global Property Strategy report, released in March. This is at odds with Hong Kong, which Aberdeen’s global pricing indicator suggests is the most overpriced real estate market in the world.


Detroit: America's great comeback city

No U.S. city has fallen as far as Detroit, which only makes the city’s Rocky Balboa–like comeback story more compelling. For more than a decade, Detroit was at the bottom of the real estate industry heap. Yet, instead of staying down for the count, the Motor City is on the road to recovery and is making a stirring comeback.


Latin America attracts (some) U.S. investors

Many U.S. investors continue to have concerns regarding the attractiveness of Latin American property markets, with worries about transparency, economic growth, health and safety. But not every U.S. investor is ignoring the region.


Commercial prices fall slightly in early 2016

Commercial real estate prices have started to level off following six years of rising transaction prices. The Moody’s/RCA Commercial Property Price Indices tracked a national all-property price decline of 0.3 percent in January 2016.


U.S. construction spending increases 1.5% in January

Construction spending increased in January 2016 by 1.5 percent from the previous month, according to the U.S. Commerce Department. The increase was driven by nonresidential construction, which was up 2.5 percent, while residential construction was virtually flat.


A work in progress: Are emerging markets becoming more investable?

The rise of emerging markets has been a key global trend of recent economic history. Although activity in these immature markets — where higher returns are accompanied by greater risk and volatility — remains undeveloped, the potential is clear, and it is no surprise investor interest has increased.


Investors forecast $51b in capital flows

New capital flows to real estate from U.S. investors are projected to total $51 billion in 2016, according to 2016 Institutional Real Estate Trends, the 20th annual investor survey conducted jointly by Institutional Real Estate, Inc. and Kingsley Associates.

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