Institutional Real Estate Americas

October 2012: Vol. 24 No. 9

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Get It in Writing: Paying Heed to the ABCs of Subscription Documents

Investors typically focus on a commingled fund’s organizational documents and the side letter, because those documents typically establish the basic rights, duties and obligations of the parties. However, there are also significant issues to consider when reviewing and completing subscription documents.


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.


Side Effects: In the Recession’s Aftermath, Investors and Investment Managers Recalibrate How to Deal with Real Estate — and One Another

The long-term effects of the Great Recession on institutional investor interest in real estate have yet to be surmised. At this transition point in the recovery, what is happening is a consistent flow of capital to the asset class (indicating its growing durability among fund managers); slight changes of focus to value-added and global investing; consolidation of investments to a smaller number of managers; and pressure on managers to strengthen governance, increase transparency, and offer flexibility in their fee structures.

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