Institutional Real Estate Europe

November 1, 2012: Vol. 6, Number 10

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From the Current Issue


A Conversation with Nils Kok

Dr Nils Kok, real estate finance professor at Maastricht University, a visiting economist at the University of California at Berkeley, and co-founder and executive director of the Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark,  recently spoke with Mike Consol, editor of The Institutional Real Estate Letter – North America, about the strides that his organisation and the real estate industry are making in turning sustainable practices into higher profitability and reduced risk. 


Making the Connection: A Number of Variables Have to Come Together to Make a Modern City Work Effectively

There is a great deal of variation in the prime or class A rents achieved in different cities across the world. Prime rents at city level can be analysed to explain why rents vary between cities. Property investment returns are essentially city-driven (rather than country-driven) and, as a result of on-going urban change, it is vital to be able to pick those cities that will outperform.


US Housing in Recovery

Fundamental drivers of direct real estate markets, like rents, vacancy and prices, tend to become dominant for listed real estate pricing with a lag.

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