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PODCAST: Highway to the opportunity zone

PERE talks with several experts to break down the opportunities, risks and rules that come with the new US federal program creating buzz among real estate investors.

PODCAST: Why the issues obstructing Chinese investment in US are here to stay

From capital controls and CFIUS to the intensifying trade war, Chinese investors trying to invest in the US are encountering many hurdles. David Blumenfeld and Paul Guan of the law firm Paul Hastings discuss these hurdles with PERE's Arshiya Khullar.

GTIS launches opportunity zone strategy – Exclusive

Additional guidance issued by the IRS and Treasury Department gave the New York-based firm the clarity it needed to move forward with the initiative, senior executives said.

Bridge launches opportunity zone initiative – Exclusive

The strategy taps a new federal program that encourages investment into low-income communities by offering tax benefits on an estimated $6.1trn of eligible unrealized capital gains.

Fund manager settles with SEC on property fraud

Todd Hitt faces up to 20 years in prison on charges of misappropriating millions of dollars in investor funds to support an 'extravagant lifestyle' and make 'Ponzi-like' payments.

WATCH: Did Japan learn its lessons from the GFC?

Robert Johnson, managing director for Asia-Pacific real estate at JPMorgan Global Alternatives, explains why Japan is in a healthier lending environment today than 10 years ago.

WATCH: RBC on strategies to manage disruptive times

RBC experts talk through how fund managers are working through the external demands on their operating environment.

Real estate’s anti-corruption crusade

In the aftermath of events like the Panama Papers and Malaysia’s 1MDB, the industry is ramping up its due diligence efforts. Arshiya Khullar investigates.

Partnering emerging market SWFs has always carried risks

High-profile scandals like that engulfing Malaysia’s 1MDB have turned the spotlight on the risks of investing with state-backed funds from emerging economies.

UK rate raise ‘significant yet unsurprising’

Last week’s 25 bps increase has little effect on real estate, and the asset class is prepared for further hikes, observers say.

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