Institutional Real Estate Americas

Feburary 1, 2009: Volume 21, Number 2

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From the Current Issue


A Primer: Real Estate Secondaries

Scott Landress, CEO of Liquid Realty Partners, answers this month’s reader’s question: “What should I know about real estate secondaries, and how can they help my portfolio?”

Real estate secondaries have emerged as a critical component of the real estate private equity asset class, but they remain poorly understood. Deals are confidential, information is sparse and myths abound. With market forces currently generating unprecedented secondary transaction volume, it is high time to set the record straight.


Shop Talk: A Conversation with Ed McRedmond

In a survey of investment professionals conducted in March 2008, 67 percent called Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) the most innovative investment vehicle of the last two decades, and 60 percent reported that ETFs have fundamentally changed the way they construct investment portfolios. Yet in real estate, ETFs still account for a relatively small share of the investment universe. Ed McRedmond, senior vice president of portfolio strategies with Invesco PowerShares, spoke recently with The Institutional Real Estate Letter – North America about the evolution of ETFs and why institutional investors might want to give them a second look.

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