Research

Life Company Lender Survey Shows Positive Findings

Despite signs of a maturing market cycle, life insurance companies appear to be staying the course on commercial real estate lending activity. Insurance company allocations to commercial real estate inched slightly higher in 2016, according to the latest Insurance Company Investment Performance Survey released June 5th by the CRE Finance Council (CREFC) and Trepp LLC.…

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Real Estate Funds Break Records in Q1 2017

Real Estate Funds Break Records in Q1 2017

Private real estate funds keep multiplying with 554 funds in the market at the beginning of Q2 2017 competing for a total capital commitment of $189 billion, according to Preqin’s quarterly real estate update released in April. This represents a 13% increase in the number of funds raising from one year ago and a 24%…

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Private Equity Real Estate Funds Chasing Smaller Deals & Portfolios

Private Equity Real Estate Funds Chasing Smaller Deals & Portfolios

NEW YORK CITY – Over two-thirds of private equity real estate funds are finding it harder and harder to hunt down attractive real estate acquisitions than 12 months ago, according to a recent report by Preqin, an industry-leader in alternative assets and real estate fund data provider. Lots of Dry Powder in Private Equity Real Estate…

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Commercial Real Estate Price Volatility & Opportunity

LOS ANGELES – Commercial Real Estate prices may fall up to 5% over the next 12 months, according to a report released by PIMCO. Yet certain investment strategies and platforms may find extraordinary opportunities as a result. Price Gains Coming Largely from Capital Flows According to the authors, John Murray and Anthony Clarke, the disconnect…

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Retail Tenants Drive Property Types for Experience-Based Shoppers

Retail Tenants Drive Property Types for Experience-Based Shoppers

MORRISTOWN, NJ – As Millennials grow older and become a larger part of the United States economy,  it will become more important for retail tenants to cater to their increased preference for experiences over “stuff” when compared to prior generations, according to a report released by MetLife Real Estate Investors. Millennials Yearn for Experiences Instead of Material…

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