Institutional Real Estate Americas

December 1, 2021: Vol. 33, Number 11

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Fundraising in the new normal

The adoption of a hybrid communication style — using both online and in-person methods — can be seen already in the commercial real estate investment industry. “You are also likely to see less travel in the early stages of diligence, as LPs and GPs alike have found it can be more efficient to have initial […]

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Where is the U.S. housing shortage? A look at the latest housing trends

U.S. home prices and rents are experiencing unprecedented growth this year. There are several reasons for this surge, but the key cause is a prolonged housing-supply shortage that hit a record in 2020 and continues to deepen. New residential construction is starting to catch up nationally but is still far from reducing the shortage and, […]

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The hot sector of cold storage: Why the segment is attracting investors’ attention

Over the past decade, the real estate market has been undergoing an evolution, shifting its exposure from core property types to those largely considered alternative sectors. These alternatives share a common characteristic: They all are benefiting significantly from emerging consumer preferences, demographic changes and technology developments. One of the newest kids on the block garnering […]

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Safe cities: A global ranking evaluates the safest markets around the world

North America is home to six of the top 20 safest cities in the world, according to The Economist Intelligence Unit’s Safe Cities Index 2021, which is sponsored by NEC Corp. Among the overall regional rankings, Toronto took second place (behind Copenhagen), followed by New York City (11th); Washington, D.C. (14th); San Francisco (15th); Los […]

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Outlook for hotels remains bifurcated in 2022

After a period of caution, buyers are looking to hotels again, reports Marcus & Millichap. Despite lingering challenges facing the lodging sector, investors are showing no signs of backing off. Hotel transaction activity has surged in 2021, with more properties changing hands between April and September of this year than in all of 2020. While […]

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October job growth exceeds expectations

The U.S. economy added 531,000 nonfarm jobs in October, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, and the unemployment rate edged down 20 basis points to 4.6 percent. The report was stronger than some forecasts, and the total job gains in August and September were also revised upward dramatically. Job growth in August was revised […]

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NCREIF PREA Reporting Standards releases best practices for reporting ESG matters

The NCREIF PREA Reporting Standards has released “ESG Principles of Reporting for Private Real Estate” — a collection of best practices for reporting the incorporation of environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors, as well as diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI), for private real estate investment managers. The Reporting Standards stressed that the Principles should be […]

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Cross-border property investors’ latest concerns

AFIRE, the association for international real estate investors focused on commercial property in the United States, has released its 2021 Mid-Year Pulse Survey Report. The report is a follow-up to the AFIRE 2021 International Investor Survey Report, released April 2021, and details evolutions in real estate investor sentiment over the past six months, alongside emergent […]

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Upward momentum: Megafunds push fundraising to record third quarter

Following a second quarter slowdown, fundraising activity stormed back in the third quarter, raising $41.3 billion, the highest third quarter total ever — surpassing the $37.17 billion raised in third quarter 2018 — and the fifth-highest quarterly total ever recorded in this 15-year data series, according to Institutional Real Estate, Inc.’s IREI.Q database. The only […]

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