Institutional Real Estate Americas

May 1, 2016: Vol. 28, Number 5

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From the Current Issue


Real estate gets a taste of GICS chic

At the close of business Aug. 31, 2016, S&P Dow Jones Indices and MSCI will add an 11th sector to the Global Industry Classification Standards: real estate. And while it is likely very little will change overnight, the addition to GICS could have significant effects for publicly traded real estate stocks over the next few years.


Most women satisfied with real estate career success

Job satisfaction for women in the commercial real estate industry has increased in the past decade, according to CREW Network’s 2015 Benchmark Study Report: Women in Commercial Real Estate. Career satisfaction was even higher for women with more than 20 years of experience.


Global real estate fund returns hit four-year high

Total returns for global property funds reached 13.5 percent in 2015, marking the highest return in four years, according to MSCI’s IPD Global Quarterly Property Fund Index. The strong performance was an increase from the 12.0 percent total return the index recorded in 2014.


Real estate funds at steady pace in Q1

Early numbers are in for real estate investment funds closing in first quarter 2016, and they look an awful lot like the numbers posted for first quarter 2015, according to preliminary results from Institutional Real Estate, Inc.’s FundTracker database.


To your health: Five healthcare real estate trends to watch in 2016 and beyond

Five trends are likely to affect healthcare real estate in 2016 and beyond: healthcare real estate construction will continue to increase; healthcare providers will need to deal with the challenges of “site neutrality”; the industry will continue to see more consolidations; providers will continue to develop new, innovative designs; and more providers will focus on the importance of expert property management.

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