Institutional Real Estate Americas

February 1, 2022: Vol. 34, Number 2

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The third generation: Outcomes and opportunities in moving to ESG Gen 3 for real estate investors

Discussions about environmental, social and governance (ESG) programs exploded in 2021, as a number of social movements significantly raised awareness of diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI), and government and regulatory agencies increased scrutiny of climate risk. Industry leaders have well-established ESG programs and reporting. Current legal considerations, as well as expected changes to regulatory frameworks, […]


Prove it: Just saying you are ESG focused is no longer enough for investors

These days, it would be challenging to find a firm that does not have an environmental, social and governance (ESG) target, or is planning to implement one. Sustainable building is not a new idea. Many property owners and operators have retrofitted and renovated assets by implementing green incentives, and buildings have been awarded LEED standings […]


The Big Apple: New York City’s internal metro reallocation in the wake of the pandemic

Generally, the greatest cities of the world in the year 1700, including Beijing, London, Tokyo and Istanbul, are still among the important cities today. Despite dramatic changes and pivotal events over the past three centuries, which include industrialization, wars, pandemics and political upheaval, large cities have remained resilient and have grown. The trend toward urbanization […]


Strap in: Real estate investors should prepare to hang on in 2022

“When you launch in a rocket, you’re not really flying that rocket. You’re just sort of hanging on.” — Michael P. Anderson, U.S. astronaut Heading into 2022 feels a bit like being strapped to a rocket. The first 20 months following the COVID-19 recession could be considered the “booster stage.” And, much like the rockets […]


Margins matter: Apartment operational margins and NOI growth

The apartment sector has become increasingly institutionalized during the past decade, rising from only 23.5 percent of U.S. commercial real estate volume in 2008 to 34.0 percent in 2020, making it the largest sector by deal volume, according to data from Real Capital Analytics. A similar trend has been observed in Europe, with apartment volume […]


A healthy future: Medical office is a compelling sector for real estate investors

Alternative real estate sectors are no longer a niche focus for investors and are quickly becoming a key allocation within diversified portfolios. The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted that effective healthcare is vital to our physical, mental and economic well being, which has piqued interest in real estate linked to its efficient delivery, specifically medical office […]


When less is more: Introducing our IREI.Q database

We’re in the process of relaunching IREI.Q, the latest version of Institutional Real Estate, Inc.’s proprietary database, which has been 26 years in the making. First launched in 1996, IREI.Q (along with its earlier incarnations) is the longest continuously operating database on institutional real estate investing in the market. IREI.Q is an incredibly easy-to-use, powerful […]


Multifamily outlook remains strong in 2022

The apartment sector has been among the strongest in 2021, and the outlook for multifamily investment in 2022 remains positive. “The multifamily industry’s outperformance will continue to drive investment activity in the space in 2022, specifically in high-growth markets that have been seeing significant population and job growth,” says Jeremy Katz, co-head of CP Capital. […]


Real estate recovery continues across the globe

Although the recovery from COVID-19 is occurring at an uneven pace across the globe, capital flows into real estate are recovering quickly, according to a report from Invesco Real Estate released at the end of 2021. The pandemic has clearly accentuated and accelerated structural shifts, according to the report, House View – H2 2021. Capital […]


NYSTRS freezes investments in oil and gas companies

The New York State Teachers’ Retirement System (NYSTRS) has frozen investment in the top 20 oil and gas holdings and thermal coal reserve holdings that pose climate-related risks to its investment portfolio. The companies represent a market value of $1 billion. The pension fund is also planning to divest $66 million of other thermal coal […]


U.S. averages 537,000 new jobs per month in 2021

In December, total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 199,000 jobs, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, and the unemployment rate fell to 3.9 percent. And 2021 overall saw an average monthly increase of 537,000 jobs. Heidi Shierholz, president of the Economic Policy Institute, commented, “Looking over the full year, 2021 jobs data is pretty […]


Senior housing sector continues to heal

In 2021, the senior housing sector proved its ability to weather the storm from the COVID-19 pandemic. This time last year, operators licked their wounds, took stock of lessons learned and braced for a gradual — albeit slow — recovery. A year later, the larger senior housing sector is very much healing, and doing so […]

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