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Alicia Villegas

Alicia Villegas is a reporter with Real Estate Capital, based in PEI Media’s London office. Her primary role is to provide news and analysis of the European real estate finance markets. Prior to joining PEI Media in 2017, she was Iberia Correspondent at InvestmentEurope, covering the asset management industry, with a focus on fund sectors. Previous roles have included reporting on the international seafood industry for Undercurrent News.
It is possible to create real estate with a social voice and that has a positive impact for the community while also generating attractive returns for investors, says Yoo Capital’s Lloyd Lee
Real estate is in the early stages of ESG adoption, but there is a shared sense of urgency among its stakeholders to reduce the asset class’s carbon footprint, argues Hines’ Peter Epping
Smart home tech
Residential managers, residents and owners are seeing the positive impact that technology can have on their properties, something that has been amplified by the pandemic.
Sustainability is now high on investors’ and managers’ agendas, with both having an increased desire to allocate capital to resilient, affordable housing, say Macquarie Asset Management’s Erin Ledger-Beaupre and Dana Gibson.
The future looks bright, given the favorable structural tailwinds, say Macquarie Asset Management’s Christian Goebel and Eric Wurtzebach.
digital real estate
PERE investigates why the asset class has caught investors’ attention, and where opportunities to deploy capital exist.
Yardi’s Jeff Adler reflects on how going virtual in the aftermath of the pandemic, and the need for more granular information, has impacted the due diligence process
Residential conversion
Repurposing older commercial real estate assets to suit housing needs will present investment opportunities globally.
Attracted by long-term income returns, investors are increasingly looking at growing markets for purpose-built rental housing.
star single one
The strategy can reduce void periods via faster leases, while occupiers can benefit from greater levels of service and flexibility.

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