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Fifth Wall’s dominance in PERE’s inaugural Proptech 20 ranking is reminiscent of Blackstone’s in the private real estate sector’s main capital market space.
You would be hard pressed to find a truer representation of today’s private real estate market than this year’s PERE Global Awards.
Kevin Colket, founder and CEO of the Global Hospitality Investment Group, says a second or third wave of covid-19 should be a risk that is underwritten when pricing for hotel acquisitions in the current market.
Amid shelter-in-place orders and widespread economic uncertainty, private real estate has yet to see its worst-feared outcomes of the covid-19 pandemic. So far, most rents have been collected on time, tenant defaults have been fewer than expected, investment capital has remained accessible and the earliest hit markets in Asia have already shown signs of recovery. […]
Events reported this week show how managers and investors with longstanding arrangements in place are seeing them through, despite the coronavirus threat  
PERE’s ten most-read stories this year show a sector replete with equity at a critical time of change as it transitioned from an asset class to a service.
Sophie van Oosterom, chief executive officer and chief investment officer EMEA, CBRE Global Investors, argues against the need for the important persons clauses in the terms of a fund offered by large real estate investment managers.
Defined contribution pension assets have finally overtaken defined benefit plan assets in terms of size. But change is still needed before this money becomes more relevant to private real estate.
Germany’s desirability as an investment destination and the source of record-low property yields in a continually QE-fueled eurozone are among the questions we have after attending the Munich event this week.

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