Category: Investment Property

How Many Fund Managers Does It Take To Screw In a Light Bulb?

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If the folks over at CalPERS–California’s public employees’ retirement system and the largest pension fund in the country–are interested in telling jokes by the water cooler, I imagine one of these jokes is something like the one I’ve used as…

Bart’s Big Bet

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It was announced last fall that Philadelphia developer Bart Blatstein and his longtime associate, architect Paul Steelman, planned to take on the seemingly impossible: to invest and develop in one of the most daunting entertainment real estate markets in the country: Atlantic…

Too Much Money?

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Last fall, speaking on the subject of foreign investment in gateway markets, I posed the following question: Are we at risk of a foreign capital bubble? Particularly in places like Manhattan, foreign investors are entering the markets in droves to…

From China to London to Spain

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Borders are a funny thing. Some borders come with walls, some borders (like political lines drawn between countries) are a bit more permeable. When it comes to the lines separating the world’s nations, few things flow across international borders with…

Bargains in Spain

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The big news here in the U.S. has been the initial public offering of gateway office real estate investor Paramount Group (NYSE: PGRE), which set a REIT record when it raised $2.3 billion. This IPO far surpasses the previous largest…

Another Spinoff, Another Potential REIT?

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In basic arithmetic, we are taught, the whole is exactly equal to the sum of its parts. Two will always be equal to the sum of its parts (one plus one), and so on. I’m sure that rule gets a…

Are We at Risk of a Foreign Capital Bubble?

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The United States is by far the most popular destination for foreign commercial real estate capital. According to a report published by Jones Lang LaSalle (NYSE: JLL) earlier this year, the top five destinations for foreign capital are China (5),…

Multifamily Market Stays Hot in Phoenix, and Tech Firms Choose Detroit over San Francisco

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Today we’re happy to feature another guest post from Integra Realty Resources‘ blog IRR on Real Estate: Multifamily Market Stays Hot in Phoenix, and Tech Firms Choose Detroit over San Francisco Here are the news stories you might have missed…

International ETF Investment Heats Up

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Sometimes, poor or mediocre real estate performance can actually be a good thing. Sometimes, slow real estate rent growth is a good sign. Wait–really? Well, yes. For some yield-focused international real estate investors, a sluggish market may offer just the…