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The core index that serves as the industry benchmark for many real estate portfolios is expected to record the largest single-year return in its history.
Fund managers that rise to the challenge of linking compensation to ESG performance now are likely to reap the rewards in the medium to long term, says Sheffield Haworth’s director, infrastructure, private equity and asset management, Nicholas Sehmer.
The New York-based private equity firm’s KREST could democratize access to institutional real estate through a number of ‘investor-friendly’ features.
The Singaporean sovereign fund has teamed up with a REIT, a hedge fund and an alternative investment manager to bet on pricing dislocation in US retail.
The firm has raised $8.4bn so far for its long-term perpetual capital core-plus real estate fund focused on a life sciences strategy.
Market disruption caused by the pandemic will create value-add and opportunistic investment opportunities in the two sectors, according to the Swiss investment bank.
Vacancy and rental levels could be on a longer-than-anticipated road to recovery, especially in Western markets.
Private real estate veteran Sonny Kalsi is pushing aggressive recruiting policies at BentallGreenOak before the momentum fades from this summer’s protests against racial injustice. Measures include a 66.7% minorities and women minimum recruitment target and financial penalties for missing it.
The firm had over $20bn of inflows in Q2 2020, which includes significant capital raised for the Blackstone Real Estate Debt Strategies IV.

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