Why impact investing is gaining ground

Shifts in governmental policy and investor values have led a number of real estate investment vehicles to focus on more than just financial returns.

Word of mouth helps Alpha expand investor base for $1.1bn APAC value-add fund

The Singaporean manager’s third Asia-Pacific value-add fund has closed above its initial target.

European investors most bullish on real estate in 2019

The region’s investors contemplate to increase allocations more than their counterparts elsewhere, a survey from INREV, ANREV, and PREA shows.

CPPIB’s Phua: we ‘missed the cycle for Japan office investment’

The Canadian pension fund is doubling down on the logistics sector in Japan instead, as indicated by its recent commitment to GLP’s $2.2bn Japan industrial fund.

RE debt fundraising sees 48% drop

Capital raised for real estate debt funds in 2018 fell precipitously after peaking at $39bn the previous year.

Malaysia’s EPF overseas RE head steps down – Exclusive

The public pension fund’s real estate activities will now be overseen by three managers.

PERE Predictions 2019: Chicago Teachers sees boost in RE debt allocations

Bracing for a possible market downturn in 2019, the Chicago Teachers’ Pension Fund sees allocations to real estate debt strategies as one way for pensions to meet the liabilities of their beneficiaries.

PERE Predictions 2019: Future Fund sees more privatization deals

The Australian sovereign wealth fund believes best in class managers will keep tapping public-to-private opportunities in the global late-cycle real estate market.

PERE Predictions 2019: European real estate: general or specific?

Institutional investors must figure out whether their Europe strategies should be broad or differentiated in 2019, argues Will Rowson, head of Europe at advisory firm Hodes Weill. 

PERE Predictions 2019: Oregon State sees a year of logistics aggregation

The Portland-based public pension believes institutional investors will increasingly look to scale their industrial portfolios.

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