Institutional Real Estate Americas

December 1, 2022: Vol. 34, Number 11

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Real estate megatrends: A look at six themes driving change in the real estate investment market right now

It can be easy to get caught up in the trees of day-to-day investment work — capital calls and quarterly results, deal making and committee meetings, the movement of 25 basis points — without pausing to look up and see the forest. But there are deep underlying themes that can affect the investment landscape for years to come and sometimes cause seismic shifts in how real estate is used. The following takes a look at six of them. Savvy investors will be watching these megatrends.


Outlook on Europe: Why income and growth strategies will thrive in the new norm

So far, 2022 has been an extremely challenging time to manage an investment portfolio — any investment portfolio. One lesson from the succession of crises of the last 10 years is that investment managers need to accept that we live in a world of heightened uncertainty, compounded by the ever-increasing frequency of global crises. Thus […]


The next level: Advancing global ESG integration and impact in real estate investment

While the level of environmental, social and governance (ESG) integration into institutional real estate investment platforms has increased considerably during the past decade, the need — and appetite — for further evolution persists. At this juncture in the ESG lifecycle, the key to maintaining momentum is identifying and implementing standards to assess and manage progress. […]


The rumors of my retirement have been grossly exaggerated

People keep asking me when I plan to retire. And some people evidently have been telling other people in our industry that I’m already all but retired, which was what prompted my move to Florida. What prompted my move to Florida was my disappointment over the direction in which the state of California was heading […]


Significant write-downs lead to negative appreciation

The quarterly total return of the NCREIF Property Index (NPI) was 0.57 percent for the third quarter, which is down from 3.24 percent in the second quarter. The quarterly return consisted of 0.93 percent from income and –0.37 percent from appreciation — the first negative appreciation return since second quarter 2020. Appreciation is after the […]


Lackluster year-to-date fundraising total could get year-end boost

Fundraising volume in 2022 has been relatively mediocre through the first nine months of the year, but that could change if the fourth quarter delivers some potential blockbuster closings. During third quarter 2022, 28 private equity real estate funds announced final closings, raising an aggregate of $21.2 billion, according to Institutional Real Estate, Inc.’s IREI.Q […]


Supply-chain issues continue to affect multifamily sector

Supply chain problems are affecting multifamily operations across the board. According to Drew Gravina, senior vice president of facilities at Morgan Properties, the issues range from standard apartment turnover activities to value-add upgrades to resident work orders to contracted services. “Nothing has been spared,” he says. The challenges are seen in both ground-up development and […]


Institutional investors emphasize innovation in alternative asset management

Institutional investors from the United States and United Kingdom believe growing pressure from investors for new solutions will have the biggest impact on innovation in the alternative asset management industry, according to a new report from financial services group Ocorian. The study found advances in technology and data analytics were ranked by U.S. and U.K. […]


GRESB releases 2022 ESG results

GRESB, the global ESG benchmark for real estate and infrastructure investments, has released the results of its 2022 Assessments. “Looking at this year’s benchmark, the industry’s embrace of ESG continues to be reflected in our strong participation numbers and increased data coverage, signaling that real assets investors and managers alike remain steadfast in their commitment […]

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