Institutional Real Estate Americas

February 1, 2024: Vol. 36, Number 2

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From the Current Issue


2024 outlook: Planes, surfing and some personal rantings

At the end of each year, numerous 2024 Market Outlooks come our way. Studying and comparing these reports is both intellectually stimulating and helpful for business planning as it gives us insight into where our clients’ collective heads are going into a new year. Synthesizing these reports into a concise summary is an empathetic practice as well as a snapshot of various perspectives heading into the new year.


The money talks: The most important issues discussed at the 2023 Institutional Real Estate regional editorial advisory board meetings

During the past few months, investors, managers and consultants participated in the editorial advisory board meetings for each of Institutional Real Estate, Inc’s regional publications, to discuss the most pressing issues facing the real estate investment industry. The editorial board of Institutional Real Estate Americas met in Southern California on Sept. 27–29; the editorial board of Institutional Real Estate Europe met in Portugal on Sept. 27–29; and the editorial board of Institutional Real Estate Asia Pacific met in Tokyo on Oct. 16–18. Below, the publications’ respective editors — Andrea Zander, Marek Handzel and Jennifer Molloy — discuss highlights from the regional events.


2024 public REIT outlook: REITs are nearing an inflection point

The past two years have been tough for public REIT stock prices, both on an absolute basis and relative to other equities, as rising interest rates created headwinds for real estate. An inflection point for the market is drawing near, and the set-up for future REIT outperformance is looking rosier.


BREDS, BREIT, CPP Investments and Rialto Capital acquire 20% stake in CRE loan portfolio of former Signature Bank

Blackstone Real Estate Debt Strategies (BREDS), Blackstone Real Estate Income Trust (BREIT), Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPP Investments), through its subsidiary CPPIB Credit Investments III, and funds affiliated with Rialto Capital have entered into a newly formed joint venture with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. (FDIC) and acquired a 20 percent equity stake for $1.2 billion in a venture that holds a $16.8 billion senior mortgage loan portfolio retained in receivership after the failure of Signature Bank.

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