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Office of the future

Out with cubicles, in with lockers. The changing requirements of office occupiers gave the 300-strong private real estate sector sampling at this week’s PERE America Summit plenty of food for thought.

Saudi Arabia’s real estate offering to the world

As Blackstone and BlackRock reportedly bet on the country’s ambitious economic revival plan by opening offices in the kingdom, the real estate proposition right now is characterised by REIT regimes and ‘smart’ cities.

Storm surge calls for greater risk assessment

How prepared is the real estate sector to cope with extreme weather events, asks Roxana Isaiu, director, ESG and real estate at GRESB

LaSalle: Mixed bags are better

A blended portfolio of private and public real estate brings greater benefits than a predominant or total private portfolio, argues Steve Ralff, managing director at LaSalle Investment Management

No reprieve from Chinese capital controls

Addressing an audience of 2,300 delegates at the 19th National Congress’s opening ceremony in Beijing, Chinese president Xi Jinping spoke for an unexpectedly long three-plus-hours, outlining his government’s ideology for the next five years. The week-long party congress, held every five years, gives the world a window into China’s broad policy focus instead of outlining […]

Is the QIA MIA?

The diplomatic assault on Qatar by its Gulf neighbors has left executives in the private real estate market wondering what it means for the country’s sovereign wealth fund.

Lower return targets for funds are a sign of the times

In today’s difficult investment environment it makes sense for investors to support managers lowering their expected returns.

Oppo funds must control the basis on entry

The risk of overpaying for core property must not be replaced with overpaying for core-plus dressed up as value-add or opportunistic.

Let’s talk about the (extreme) weather

In the face of massive property damages caused by not one, but two recent hurricanes, real estate owners need to make disaster preparedness a bigger part of the sustainability conversation.

Asia investment demand remains strong

Deal volume in Asia property markets rose by 19% in the first half of 2017 and is showing little signs of slowing, according to Collier's Terence Tang.