Institutional Real Estate Americas

April 1, 2017: Vol. 29, Number 4

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From the Current Issue


The Chilean system: The Latin American country’s pension funds are moving into real assets

Chilean pensioners join institutional investors worldwide, who have charged into the category, causing listed real assets to soar by 325 percent from 2009 to 2014, according to eVestment Alliance. That pace includes a doubling of investment in commodities; a quadrupling of investment in U.S. REITs; and surging growth in global listed infrastructure, master limited partnerships and multi-strategy real asset funds.


Spring forward, look back: Highlights from the past year

The Editorial Advisory Board of this publication will be meeting in San Diego, April 24–27. In preparation for the spring board meeting, let’s look at some highlights from the past year’s editorials that point to where we are headed in the future.


Flung into Room 101: Where terrible things happen

My list of pet hates isn’t just long, it seems to grow at a pretty healthy rate every day. I would be more than happy to trade off all that pique and rage, however, if I could lob in just one phrase instead. A phrase that is so deceptive and fraudulent, and as duplicitous as any to have emanated from Machiavelli on a dark night.


Prices rise for suburban office properties

Sales prices for suburban office properties are growing faster than prices for CBD office assets, according to the most recent Moody’s/RCA Commercial Property Price Indices, which are based on a repeat-sales methodology.


Singapore investor buys D.C. office portfolio

GIC, Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund, has formed joint ventures with a group of investors, including affiliates of Beacon Capital Partners, to acquire more than 2.1 million square feet of office assets in the Washington, D.C., metro area totaling more than $1.05 billion in aggregate asset value.


Fundraising volume drops in 2016

In another indication the current real estate market cycle may be near or at its peak, global annual fundraising volume for private equity real estate funds decreased in 2016 after six consecutive years of expansion.

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