Institutional Real Estate Americas

October 1, 2022: Vol. 34, Number 9

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The living sector: Institutions take bigger step into housing alternatives

Institutions that once focused solely on multifamily assets are increasing allocations across a broader spectrum of rental housing strategies. Supply/demand fundamentals paint a fairly compelling picture for market-rate and affordable residential investments. “We’re subscribers to the belief that the U.S. is undersupplied on quality product that is affordable to live whether you’re owning it or […]


Single-family rental: Is the emerging asset class a complement to traditional property types — or competition?

With capital shifting from the more challenged office and retail sectors toward residential, investors are increasingly broadening their scope to include different forms of for-rent housing. Yet some wonder whether these new schemes are simply a repackaging of a familiar product — and whether doubling down in this segment creates unwelcome correlations in a downturn. […]


Structural underpinnings

A confluence of forces has kept more younger buyers out of the homeownership game until now. What is the outlook for these factors going forward? Unattainable home prices. The national median existing home price reached a new all-time high of $416,000 in June 2022, up 13.4 percent from a year prior, marking more than a […]


Student housing positioned for increasing investor demand

In the initial months of the COVID-19 pandemic, the move toward online education created some headwinds for investors in student accommodation. But fundamentals in the student housing sector have strengthened remarkably. “With leasing velocity exceeding pre-pandemic levels by 6.5 percent, rent growth averaging 5.7 percent, new deliveries down and enrollment recovering from the impact of […]


U.S. pension funds in fragile state after highest returns in history

Despite recording some of the best investment returns in history, the state retirement systems in the United States are still fragile, says a recent report issued by the Equable Institute. Although record investment returns and economic growth have driven the aggregate funded ratio of U.S. state and local pension plans up to 84.8 percent for […]


Holiday shopping forecast

Rising inflation may put a damper on holiday shopping activity. Holiday retail sales are likely to increase between 4 percent and 6 percent in 2022, according to Deloitte’s annual holiday retail forecast. Overall, Deloitte’s retail and consumer products practice predicts that holiday sales will total $1.45 to $1.47 trillion during the November to January timeframe. […]


Life sciences segment continues strong performance

The life sciences sector is holding strong, despite recent macroeconomic deceleration, interest rate volatility and a slowdown in venture capital funding, a recent report from Newmark has found. The report, 2022 Mid-Year Life Science Overview & Market Clusters, notes that both tenant and investor demand for laboratory, incubator and biomanufacturing (GMP) space improved significantly throughout […]


U.S. employment increases by 315,000 jobs in August

The U.S. economy added 315,000 nonfarm payrolls in August, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, and the unemployment rate ticked up to 3.7 percent. In addition, the employment totals for June and July were revised downward to 293,000 and 526,000, respectively. By employment category, the biggest gains were in professional and business services, which […]

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