Institutional Real Estate Americas

January 1, 2017: Vol. 29, Number 1

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From the Current Issue


Canadian investors form New Zealand joint venture

The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board has agreed to acquire a 50 percent interest in a diversified portfolio of prime office and retail properties in New Zealand from Canada’s Public Sector Pension Investment Board. PSP Investments will continue to hold the remaining 50 percent interest.


Miami property market attracts foreign investors

Miami continues to be a top destination for foreign investors in U.S. property. Ponte Gadea Biscayne, an affiliate of Ponte Gadea Group, has acquired the downtown Miami office tower located at 200 S. Biscayne Blvd. for approximately $517 million.


U.S. property markets to watch

One thing is coming through loud and clear from PwC’s and ULI’s 2017 Emerging Trends in Real Estate survey for the United States and Canada: It all comes down to strategy, risk tolerance, return requirements and access to deals.


Fundraising takes a breather after record 2015

As 2016 winds down, data from Institutional Real Estate, Inc.’s FundTracker database indicates investment totals are down from their 2015 heights. In the first 11 months of 2016, funds holding final closings have raised about $85 billion, while 2015 ended with about $110 billion raised by funds closing that year.


It's the economy, stupid

Even in a time of abundant caution, industry participants identified several investment strategies for commercial real estate investors. One of those strategies is focusing on markets that have had above-average economic growth.


A dent in the universe: A tribute to Michael Humphrey

There is a lot I could say about Michael Humphrey, but I thought I’d dedicate this space to enable others to help paint a picture of the kind of individual he was, as well as the impact he had on the investment and investment management communities he served so well over the years.

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