Institutional Real Estate Americas

November 1, 2015: Vol. 27, Number 10

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From the Current Issue


Is it worth the risk? Investors and investment managers grapple with risk management in the wake of the global financial crisis

In the years following the global financial crisis, risk and risk management were the topics on everyone’s lips. Rather than try to predict what might happen, real estate investors need to focus on trying to identify where they would be most vulnerable in executing their current investment strategies, and the kinds of things that could dramatically undermine or interrupt long-term investment performance in the short run.


Uber announces move to Oakland

Walton Street Capital has sold the historic Uptown Station property in Oakland, Calif., to tech firm Uber Technologies for $123.5 million, or $332 per square foot, according to Real Capital Analytics.


GRESB results indicate a greener trend

Results from the 2015 Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark Survey and regional snapshots indicate, although much work remains, the real estate industry is experiencing a trend toward greater involvement and transparency in environmental, social and governance issues.


Report identifies move toward non-gateway markets

Gateway real estate markets such as New York City and San Francisco are losing investor interest in favor of smaller, growing cities, according to the Emerging Trends in Real Estate 2016 report by PricewaterhouseCoopers and the Urban Land Institute.


New funds, old markets

With all the uncertainty present in the commercial real estate market, you might think fundraising and capital flows would be moderating. If you thought a little uncertainty could slow this market, however, you would be wrong.

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