Institutional Real Estate Americas

July 1, 2021: Vol. 33, Number 7

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From the Current Issue


A dangerous underestimation: What investors need to understand about the disconnect between listed and nonlisted real estate

Real estate is an institutional asset class in both listed and unlisted forms, yet all too often market participants interpret unlisted real estate through the lens of listed real estate securities, giving significant scope for cognitive dissonance. Modern asset allocation seeks to dynamically deploy capital across competing investments, but fitting real assets into an allocation […]


There’s a hole in the world tonight: Remembering Larry Hull

I first met Larry Hull 37 years ago, at a State Association of County Retirement Systems conference in Bakersfield, Calif. I was only 33 and working as a regional vice president for Equitec Institutional Realty Advisers, which was at that time an emerging real estate investment management concern. After earnestly trying to sit through a […]


Burned-out employees want to return to the office

Employees who normally work in an office are experiencing an increased amount of virtual burnout and are increasingly wanting to get back to their official places of work. A JLL survey conducted by CSA Research in March 2021 of 3,317 office workers in companies with more than 100 employees, spanning all major industries and 10 […]


NYSCRF posts largest investment return in its history

The New York State Common Retirement Fund posted an investment return of 33.55 percent for the state fiscal year, ending March 31. Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli said the return on investments increased the fund’s value to $254.8 billion. “The state pension fund rode the market rebound from the depths of the pandemic and enjoyed the largest […]


Lending activity is a tale of two cities

Commercial real estate lending activity has reflected a divergence between primary and secondary markets. “I like to think of it as a tale of two cities: secondary metropolitan areas — e.g., Salt Lake City, Pittsburgh, Raleigh, Nashville, etc. — and gateway markets — e.g., New York City, San Francisco,” says Perry Freitas, managing director at […]

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