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Infrastructure Report: Crowdfunding platforms move into the space

Crowdfunding platforms have now set their sights on underwriting infrastructure projects, albeit modestly, having raised only about $600 million thus far, and the vast majority of that for the energy sector. Still, it is a new and growing effort that is being tracked by our guest, Kate Gasparro, a Ph.D. student at Stanford University. (04/2019)

In Focus: Jeff Giller on the combination of asset management and advisory

Jeff Giller, partner, head of real estate, StepStone Group Real Estate, discusses the concept and practice of combining asset management and advisory services. Despite some potential conflicts of interest — which can be mitigated — the changing landscape is making the combination of the two more practical and beneficial for investors. (04/2019)

Infrastructure Report: A privately funded high-speed passenger train in Texas

Come 2025, travelers will be traveling between Dallas and Houston at upwards of 200 mph on Japanese manufactured trains as part of a roughly $17 billion project being entirely underwritten by private investors. What is the cost structure for the organization and what is its revenue model? What will it cost passengers? What ridership level is required to make a profit? Will the system compete with air travel? And what is it expected to do for surrounding real estate development…

Shop Talk: Apartments moving into short-term rentals

Did you know Airbnb, VRBO and other hospitality marketplaces have started cutting deals with apartment communities to place short-term renters? Or that the economics of short-term rentals are allowing for more dynamic pricing in apartment communities and the potential for higher profitability? Our guest, Georgianna Oliver, CEO of Package Concierge, is operating in the thick of these new trends and sensibilities. She joins us to elaborate. (04/2019)

Shop Talk: Challenges and opportunities in senior housing

What does it mean that skilled nursing has moved from fee-for-service to value-based care? Why are there occupancy challenges despite the aging of the baby boomer generation? When is senior housing scheduled to reach its peak, and how long will that peak be sustained? What are the opportunities going forward? We discuss those issues with Bill Kauffman, who works with the research team at the National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care. (04/2019)

Report from Europe: Brexit and real estate values

With Britain’s withdrawal from the European Union facing a new Oct. 31 Halloween deadline and protests in the streets, how are real estate prices reacting to the social and political tumult? Marek Handzel, editor of Institutional Real Estate Europe, joins the program to discuss his thoughts on Brexit, real estate values and the euro zone at large. (04/2019)

Inside the Edition: Women founders of real estate firms — and their challenges

Why are so few women found in the C-suites of real estate companies? Why have so few started their own real estate firms? What is the difference between equality of opportunity and equality of outcome? Loretta Clodfelter, editor of Institutional Real Estate Americas — and author of the April edition’s lead feature story on the subject, as well as a companion editorial — discusses her findings. (04/2019)

In Focus: Sarah Quinlan on the current economy

Sarah Quinlan, managing director at Carolantic Fund, discusses the uncertainty in the economy, how leaning into the volatility of the economy can positively raise the return of real estate, behavior changes that have happened in the population post-recession and more. (04/2019)

Shop Talk: An analysis of AFIRE's global real estate survey

What property types are currently attractive to institutional investors? What’s in vogue regarding investment strategies? What cities are investors finding especially appealing? What risks are they particularly attuned to? Gunnar Branson, CEO of AFIRE (A Fellowship for International Real Estate) joins us to discuss the survey’s methodology and conclusions. (04/2019)

In Focus: Abbe Franchot Borok on commercial real estate debt

Abbe Franchot Borok, head of originations at Amherst Capital's commercial real estate lending business, discusses commercial real estate debt and why commercial real estate lending is the sweet spot in real estate investing today. (04/2019)

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