Institutional Real Estate Americas

September 1, 2022: Vol. 34, Number 8

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The art of repurposing: Shifting urban landscapes, housing demand and decarbonization are leading to a growth in adaptive reuse across the globe

Reimagining, rebuilding and repurposing real estate has always played a key role in investors’ ability to create value. In today’s post-COVID world, however, the ability to change a property’s use has taken on a new level of importance. And it is adaptive reuse, specifically, that is rapidly becoming a central element of the repurposing toolkit. […]


Portfolio allocation: Raising the bar for rebalancing — even in volatile markets — may raise returns over the long run

When rebalancing adds value, it is equated with tactical skill; when it loses value, it is excused as strategic discipline. The opportunities for improving this process are apparent, but reconciling long-term investment strategy with short-term market movements is challenging. Markets are currently experiencing a period of exceptional volatility, which will inevitably push asset allocations away […]


Too much of a good thing? Supply risks in the U.S. Sun Belt

It’s difficult to think of a more turbulent time in real estate than the two and half years since the onset of the global COVID-19 pandemic. The pandemic prompted real estate investors to reconsider some of the foundational assumptions undergirding markets. Investors and occupiers quickly soured on major gateway metros that drove growth nationally during […]


A high interest rate environment could bring clarity to real estate investors

In August, an official from the U.S. Federal Reserve said the central bank — which has already raised interest rates three times from its near-zero levels at the beginning of 2022 — will keep increasing them until it sees compelling evidence that inflation is falling. To counteract the United States’ worst period of inflation in […]


Regulations and ESG: The impact of environmental mandates on commercial real estate

Responsible guardianship of the environment is important for the future of the planet and for human flourishing. Current environmental challenges include limiting greenhouse gas emissions that cause climate change, which damages the environment and spawns rising sea levels. Climate risk also includes heat stress, water stress, extreme rainfall and flooding. In addition to harming actual […]


Where we’re headed: The emerging trends in the CRE market of which investors should be aware

In today’s rising interest rate environment, there are uncertainties on the horizon for commercial real estate investment. The concern surrounding higher cost of debt capital, tighter underwriting, lower prices and disappearing deals is growing, and investors are reassessing their investment strategies. Overall, though, signs are pointing to another strong year. Post-COVID recovery and infrastructure investment […]


Winter is coming: Be prepared, and be careful

It has been nearly 14 years since the collapse of Lehman Bros. on Sept. 15, 2008. In response, total returns posted by the NCREIF Fund Index – Open End Diversified Core Equity (ODCE) declined 10 percent in 2008 and another 29.7 percent in 2009. Ever since, ODCE has posted positive returns for 12 consecutive years […]


Office investors will need to adapt post-pandemic

The effects of the COVID-19 pandemic will continue to be felt in the office sector. To stay relevant, office investors must adapt to meet tenants’ changing space needs, said Rich Gottlieb, president and COO of Keystone Development & Investment, in an interview with IREI. “There’s no doubt the office market has taken a hit in […]


Fundraising report: Fundraising slowdown continues amid market uncertainty

Fundraising activity in 2022 is off to a slow start following a record-setting fourth quarter in 2021. A total of 34 private equity real estate funds recorded final closings during second quarter 2022, raising an aggregate $19.3 billion, according to the IREI.Q database. It’s the lowest fundraising volume since third quarter 2017 when 32 funds […]

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