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In Focus: John Williams on investing in affordable housing

John Williams, president and CIO at Avanath Capital Management, discusses focusing on investing in affordable housing for renters in a specific income bracket and location, the demand for affordable housing in larger cities and more. (05/2019)

The Dohrmann Report: May 2019

Geoffrey Dohrmann, founder and CEO of Institutional Real Estate, Inc., discusses the just-completed iREOC (Institute for Real Estate Operating Companies) Annual Membership Meeting in Park City, Utah, and looks ahead to the VIP Infrastructure gathering slated for June 11-13 in Toronto, Canada. (05/2019)

Shop Talk: Hollywood and entertainment real estate in L.A.

What were the terms of the landmark 75-year Warner Bros. lease in Burbank? Our guest is Andrew Schmerzler, the business attorney who negotiated the lease. He joins us to discuss other major entertainment projects under development in L.A., what constitutes “entertainment real estate,” the short- and long-term future of entertainment properties, and whether there is a clear path for high-net-worth individuals to participate, either separate from or alongside institutional players. (05/2019)

Inside the Edition: Real estate in the megastorm era

“The megastorm era,” the lead feature in the May 2019 issue of Institutional Real Estate Americas, examines why the real estate industry is dragging its heels on pricing weather risk into values and investment assumptions. Loretta Clodfelter, editor of the magazine, discusses that topic, as well as the push toward “sustainable warehouses.” (05/2019)

Shop Talk: PropTech today and its long-term future

Aaron Block and Zach Aarons, co-authors of PropTech 101: Turning Chaos Into Cash Through Real Estate Innovation, join the program to discuss their book, the PropTech startup incubator and VC organization they co-founded, and to outline their vision of how property technology will revolutionize the real estate business. (05/2019)

Report from Asia: Nonbank lending and investment opportunities in Australia

The Australian real estate debt sector is undergoing substantial change and creating new opportunities for investors. Australian banks are withdrawing from real estate lending, creating openings for nonbank lenders. What kinds of opportunities is this creating for investors? To discuss we are joined by Peter Mitchell, director of Elysium Capital, and a consultant with Emerge Capital on offshore investment into real estate debt and equity products in Australia. He is also ex-CEO of the Asian Public Real Estate Association. (05/2019)

Shop Talk: Integrating AI with real estate crowdfunding platforms

How is artificial intelligence going to be applied to real estate crowdfunding? What are the weaknesses of AI? What void is crowdfunding filling in the real estate market? And how can wealth managers use crowdfunding platforms on behalf of their clients? Our guest — Adam Hooper, founder and CEO of RealCrowd, an online real estate equity marketplace — takes on those subjects. (05/2019)

Report from Asia: Chinese capital controls curtailing U.S. real estate investment

Chinese investment in U.S. commercial real estate boomed from 2014 until 2017, then it dropped off. Why the decline? What is behind China’s new strategy of capital controls? How air-tight is the Chinese government’s control over preventing the offshoring of wealth? What does the future hold? To discuss those issues we are joined by Ben Briggs, an executive with Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty, and lead author of the book Chinese Institutions’ Definitive Guide to USA Commercial Real Estate. (05/2019)

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