Institutional Real Estate Americas

July 1, 2024: Vol. 36, Number 7

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Might as well face it: You’re addicted to …

If you’re like most of the people in this business, you rely on spreadsheets for just about everything you do. In fact, I’d wager that most of you reading this column haven’t a clue as to how many spreadsheets are in use in your organization. (Count the number of people in your organization who would tend to be spreadsheet creators and users. Now multiply that number by the average number of spreadsheets most of those professionals have built and use on a regular basis. That’s a lot of spreadsheets.) In fact, the people in your organization most likely are using hundreds — if not thousands — of different spreadsheets to accomplish various analytical and reporting tasks.


Balancing growth and sustainability: The future of data centers

We live in a highly connected world — with more than two-thirds of the global population actively using the internet, data drives how we live, work, and play in today’s increasingly digitized global ecosystem. As a result, the demand for data storage and processing has soared, and has been further accelerated by the race to create generative artificial intelligence (AI) solutions to boost productivity in almost every industry


’Seas the money: U.S. investors weigh risks and returns when considering overseas investments

U.S. investors generally allocate the majority of the commercial real estate investment capital toward investments within the United States. And when they do invest overseas, they often focus on higher-return investments, with less interest in non-U.S. core properties. There are other advantages for a global real estate portfolio, such as the security that comes from a diversified investment approach. But there also are risks, as overseas investments bring investors into contact with different regulatory regimes and currencies.

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