Institutional Real Estate Americas

March 1, 2017: Vol. 29, Number 3

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From the Current Issue


A 2017 outlook: 10 predictions for the year ahead

If there was one takeaway lesson for 2016, it was “conventional wisdom” is not necessarily predictive. Like any period of change, this one will offer both challenges and opportunities for global investors (and for bookmakers). Here are 10 predictions for 2017.


Funds are closing faster

The time funds are on offer has continued to creep down, according to Institutional Real Estate, Inc.’s FundTracker database.


Thinking, fast and slow: Algorithms, forecasting and the future of work

The trouble with economic forecasting in general, and real estate forecasting in particular, is that it’s pretty good at telling you what’s likely to happen … until it isn’t. And it is particularly bad at forecasting unanticipated turns in the road, which, of course, is one of the main reasons we attempt to forecast in the first place.


Student housing rents, inventory rise

The U.S. student-housing market had its seventh consecutive year of annual rent growth in 2016, and inventory has increased by 56.3 percent over the past 10 years, according to a Kroll Bond Rating Agency report summarizing current trends in the industry.


Real estate secondaries hit record number of deals

In its annual tally of global real estate secondaries activity, Landmark Partners tracked 99 closed or under contract real estate secondary transactions in 2016. Aggregate net asset value at the time of sale totaled approximately $5.01 billion, according to Landmark Partners.


Houston office market has turbulent 2016

The Houston office market saw a turbulent 2016, according to Newmark Grubb Knight Frank’s Houston 4Q16 Office Market research report. Because the Houston office market relies heavily on energy industry occupiers, the office market has struggled since the price of oil dropped two years ago.

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