Institutional Real Estate Americas

June 1, 2022: Vol. 34, Number 6

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Inflation to provide tailwind for grocery-anchored retail

The grocery-anchored retail segment is well-positioned for the year ahead, according to Blair Welch, founding partner, Slate Asset Management. “We continue to see positive fundamentals in the grocery sector, and demand in the asset class is strong,” says Welch in an interview with IREI. “Even with inflationary pressure, revenue and sales are likely to continue […]


Robust demand for data centers

Demand in the data center sector is likely to remain elevated in the near term, according to Eddie Lowry, partner, data center sector team, with Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner. “The data center market continues to produce new opportunities for investors for the foreseeable future,” says Lowry. “Based on continuing heightened demand, both new construction and […]


Fundraising report: Q1 fundraising cools after sizzling fourth quarter

Following a record-breaking fourth quarter, fundraising activity took a breather during first quarter 2022. During the first three months of the year, 36 fund closings raised a total of $27.1 billion, according to Institutional Real Estate, Inc.’s IREI.Q database. Although fundraising volume was down substantially from the previous quarter’s total of $66.2 billion — the […]


Robust returns: Strong performance continues for institutional real estate

The quarterly total return for the NCREIF Property Index (NPI) was 5.33 percent for first quarter 2022. The NPI consists of 10,137 investment-grade, income-producing properties with a market value of $897 billion. The market value breakdown by property type is about 28 percent office, 27 percent apartment, 15 percent retail, 30 percent industrial and less […]


Filling the basket: From sector-specific to diversified strategies, investors have a variety of options for approaching real estate investment

The wise soul who once said, “Don’t put all your eggs in one basket,” was probably unfamiliar with the complexities of the real estate investment market. Although that age-old proverb may resonate more with institutional investors pursuing a diversified investment strategy, those following a sector-specific strategy reject that sentiment — in a manner of speaking. […]


Green tech: Climate change is generating a technological revolution

The future, as advertised in the face of climate change, looks bleak. The world expects, and is already experiencing, more droughts and floods, deadlier fires, bigger storms, more disease, and rising sea levels. Experts tell us as climate disasters grow, it will be difficult to maintain existing infrastructure, whether for subways in New York City, […]


“Big A” affordable housing: What is regulated affordable housing, and what do institutional investors need to know?

Interest in affordable housing has continued to increase over the past several years, especially among institutional investors. Capital is increasingly flowing to the sector, and at a rapid rate, making the term “affordable” somewhat of a buzzword. But what does “affordable housing” actually mean, and how does it differ from other multifamily assets, including workforce, […]


The liquidity riddle: Can we measure unlisted fund liquidity?

Liquidity is a well-known issue when investing in private real estate. A lack of liquidity deters some investors from participating in the asset class altogether, especially if their investment horizons are short, but it causes less concern for those who have longer investment horizons and are prepared to maintain a strategic allocation. Nonetheless, private real […]


Seven reflections from the Spring Editorial Advisory Board Meeting

Institutional Real Estate, Inc., meetings, especially the Editorial Advisory Board meetings, are not only about discussing investing trends, sectors or strategies. We often talk about how to better manage GP-LP-consultant relationships, or how and where conflicts of interest might arise, or how to gain and lose trust. Essentially, we want to create an open forum […]

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