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The pandemic reinforced the need for managers to strike closer partnerships with their tenants, according to the firm’s global head of real estate.
Two Sigma, a financial sciences company with $58bn in assets under management, has launched a real estate investment management business that will initially focus on North America.
Offices are facing a reckoning. For institutional managers, this means a re-evaluation of how investments in the sector will be underwritten.
Institutional investors and managers are grappling with the underwriting implications of pre-covid office working practices being dumped.
The European asset manager’s real assets, structured finance and hedge fund businesses will combine to form the new entity.
Defensive investing in the current low interest rate environment was among the central themes at PERE’s annual two-day gathering of real estate professionals in New York this week.
WeWork had retained 10 percent of the equity for its $750m reported Devonshire Square acquisition which it syndicated to a partnership including the $114bn asset manager and the Danish pension fund PFA.
The firm’s launch of a new $1.6bn vehicle comes at a time when many logistics operators in China are diversifying beyond development to broaden their exposure in the country.
Only logistics assets that combine measures to enhance workplace health and wellbeing with environmentally responsible initiatives are future-proofed amid technological and social change, argues Jonathan Fenton-Jones, operations director at developer Baytree.
Autonomous trucking could be as little as five years away and when it comes the value impact for logistics property will be pro-found, writes Nathan Kane, director of re-search at Washington DC-based Realterm
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