While the old categories of real estate (office, industrial, multifamily, retail) are still the basic investment plays, sharp investors have been moving into alternatives.
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A convergence of factors has served to make some investors take a look at investment in construction finance. But financing development comes with its own set of challenges and risks for investment.
Islamic finance has an enormous influence in our global economy and has been a large contributor to the many financial investments made worldwide.
Currencies are volatile and unpredictable, and this foreign exchange rate risk brings additional uncertainty to international investment returns.
Andreas Calianos has been in the institutional real estate industry for nearly 30 years and serves as an outsourced CIO.
Commercial real estate faces a wide sweep of issues that will affect the industry in the years to come, over both the long and short term.
Despite being in the later stage of the cycle, investors still seem bullish on real estate, as proven by the record $193.7 billion capital raised for real estate in 2018, according to the ANREV/INREV/NCREIF Capital Raising Survey 2019.
Risk. It’s been defined by some as the fact that more things can happen than will happen. It’s also been equated to degrees of uncertainty, although some would argue that uncertainty and risk are not the same thing.
Based on 2018 data, the top 100 firms now account for AUM of nearly $3.48 trillion, according to Global Investment Managers 2019, the annual survey and report produced by Property Funds Research and Institutional Real Estate, Inc.
The Federal Open Market Committee decided to lower the target federal funds rate by 25 basis points to a range of 2.0–2.25 percent following its meeting July 30–31.
Total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 164,000 in July, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
The CFA Institute has released the latest iteration of its Global Investment Performance Standards (GIPS) — standardized best practices for investment performance reporting and presentation by asset managers.
International buyers are increasing their investment activity in U.S. net-lease properties, especially in larger gateway markets.
A total of 23 funds reported final closings during the April–June period, raising an aggregate of $19.4 billion.
The return for institutional investors as measured by the NCREIF Property Index (NPI) was 1.51 percent in the second quarter, down from 1.80 percent the previous quarter.