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Shop Talk: 58 wealthy families take on the affordable housing crisis

Is there any bigger social problem today than the lack of affordable housing? It is a global crisis — so much so that affordable housing was on the agenda at the 2020 World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Among the people on the ground in Davos was a person looking to put a dent in the affordable housing problem with the backing of 58 high-net-worth families, is our guest. Randy Norton of Green Mesa Capital, and chairman of MultiGreen Properties,…

Report from Asia: The co-working conundrum

What is the current status of co-working in Asia? How did it get to this stage? Is the WeWork debacle co-working’s canary in the coal mine or strictly an example of excess? Where is co-working expected to be in five or 10 years? What does the trend mean for institutional real estate investors? Isaiah Usher, author of an article on the subject and vice president at Azimuth Global Partners, is our guest. (02/2020)

Report from Europe: Dispatch from the VIP Europe conference

Marek Handzel, editor of Institutional Real Estate Europe, is back from the VIP Europe conference, a gathering that gives investors and managers opportunities to socialize with one another and discuss the most pressing issues of the day. We ask Handzel about the conference’s top takeaways. (02/2020)

The Dohrmann Report: February 2020

Geoffrey Dohrmann, founder and CEO of Institutional Real Estate, Inc., back from VIP conferences in North America and Europe, and preparing to head to New York City for the company’s annual sponsor briefing, engages in a wide-ranging discussion about those events and other topics. (02/2020)

Shop Talk: Traditional retailers fight back against e-commerce with in-store technologies

New in-store technologies are being used by traditional retailers in their battle to retain market share against the onslaught of e-commerce retailers, giving shoppers a new and more engaging experience. Jamie Sabat, director of trends and consumer forecasting at Streetsense, and Meghann Martindale, global head of retail research for CBRE, have coauthored a report detailing some of these technologies and their impact. They join us to discuss their report about brick-and-mortar shopping today and going forward. (02/2020)

Inside the Edition: Recession risk, debt funds, climate risk and the VIP Americas conference

Investors have been wondering aloud about where we stand in the economic cycle and when the next recession will strike. Meanwhile, debt funds — some of which have been beefed up in anticipation of recession — have seen a precipitous drop in their fundraising efforts. Then there are worries about climate risk, particularly in certain U.S. and global cities. Also, what was the big theme at the latest VIP Americas conference? Loretta Clodfelter, senior editor of Institutional Real Estate Americas,…

Shop Talk: High-speed renovation of apartment communities

Imagine renovating an occupied apartment unit in a single day, replacing the entire kitchen, the majority of bathroom components, lighting fixtures and door hardware throughout the apartment, all while the resident is at work. Now, imagine renovating three to four occupied apartments in one day — as well as an entire apartment community of 360 units in less than six months, without any increase to vacancy levels. There is an investment advisory firm doing exactly that. Our guests, John Gochberg…

Report from Europe: U.K. investors betting on student housing market

Throughout the purpose-built student accommodation market’s short history, fluctuating supply pipelines have been a source of immense frustration and almost unbridled excitement. At present, there is no end in sight for the sector’s oscillating fortunes. Marek Handzel, editor of Institutional Real Estate Europe, discusses the situation. (01/2020)

Shop Talk: The employee-engagement factor in achieving improved sustainability

Recently, at the Greenbuild International Conference and Expo in Atlanta, Anna Murray, VP of sustainable investing at BentallGreenOak, discussed new research that quantifies the cost savings resulting from tenant engagement and energy efficiency programs, based on 15 years of building data from hundreds of office buildings in North America. The results of the organization’s ForeverGreen and Eco Tracker programs have been more than encouraging. Murray joins us — along with Avis Devine, associate professor of real estate at York University…

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