Institutional Real Estate Americas

April 1, 2022: Vol. 34, Number 4

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From the Current Issue


Impact real estate: Aiming to bridge investor and public-policy goals

The idea of achieving impact through real estate investments has taken many iterations or “flavors” over the years, from public-policy-aligned opportunity-zone investing to green real estate and more, all touting sustainability and community and economic development. However, “impact real estate” only accounts for about 10 percent to 15 percent ($72 billion to $107 billion) of […]


High time for a change? What the industry really needs is to create and adopt one single universal data collection, data analysis and performance reporting ecosystem

It’s no secret that the way in which information is shared in this industry today is highly inefficient and far too costly. Most investors and consultants currently receive multiple customized performance reports from multiple managers. Although investors and consultants typically attempt to standardize the way in which this information is submitted, they don’t all agree […]


Letter to the Editor: On ‘Headline risk’

The title of a recent article in Institutional Real Estate Americas, “Headline risk: Single-family rental is a promising investment opportunity, but too much attention may be problematic” [March 2022] has it wrong — what is causing the “barrage of negative press” is not too much attention, but not enough. Or at least not enough attention in the areas that matter.


Institutional investors ditch Russian assets

Following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, institutional investors have been called to re-evaluate their exposure to Russian assets. Some of the largest U.S. pension funds have pulled the plug on their Russian holdings, but the act of making these liquidations poses challenges. The $72.5 billion Pennsylvania Public School Employees’ Retirement System (PSERS), which had $270 million […]


Prospects for real estate investment in 2022

In the year ahead, the commercial real estate market will continue to be affected by the changes wrought by the COVID-19 pandemic, but there will continue to be strong interest from investors. Anthony Graziano, CEO of Integra Realty Resources, a national market research, consulting and valuation firm, expects continued strong interest in acquisitions through second […]


February job growth exceeds expectations

The U.S. economy added 678,000 jobs in February — beating expectations — and the unemployment rate decreased to 3.8 percent, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. In addition, the job gains in December and January were revised upward to 588,000 and 481,000, respectively. Despite the strong job growth, total nonfarm payroll employment is 2.1 […]


JLL creates endowment for Florida A&M University students

JLL has launched a permanently endowed fund with an initial investment of $25,000 to support the education of Florida A&M University (FAMU) students interested in pursuing careers in commercial real estate. Located in Tallahassee, FAMU is the highest-ranked public historically black college and university (HBCU) in the country and the only public historically black university […]


Demographic trends support Sun Belt markets

Investor interest in the apartment sector has been strong, coming into 2022, and it is likely to continue. In particular, positive demographic trends are supporting metros in the Sun Belt region of the United States. Gerardo Mahuad, managing principal at Eagle Property Capital, sees the most opportunity for workforce housing investing right now in Houston, […]

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