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The UK economy is set for a noticeable bounce in 2020 with investors heartened by greater clarity over Brexit and a strong-majority Government. After a tumultuous few years in UK politics, Boris Johnson’s election win brings a clearer path forward for business, including real estate. Over the next 12 months, UK real estate investment volumes
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Institutional and private equity investors are becoming increasingly conscious of the social and environmental impact of their investment decisions, as well as the financial returns, amid a global push on reducing carbon emissions and boosting corporate responsibility. But as impact investing starts to gain more traction among investors, greater benchmarking of its performance is now
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Coliving is sweeping across Europe’s cities as younger generations increasingly look beyond traditional flat shares or studio apartments. With cities from Glasgow to Marseille experiencing an influx of 20 and 30-somethings for education or work, demand is rising for high-quality accommodation offering a range of amenities and like-minded communities in central locations. Coupled with the
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New technologies changed the world at an unprecedented pace during the 2010s. And it’s only going to get faster in the next decade. To keep up, cities will need new innovations for their rapidly-growing populations. Companies will look for solutions that work for not just employees, but also for the environment and local communities. Investors
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(Visual China Group via Getty Images) San Francisco, Singapore, and Berlin might be world famous but they’ve never had more competition in attracting businesses and talent. That’s because other cities – in China and East Asia, in particular – are giving more established metropolises a run for their money across infrastructure improvements, pollution control and
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I hope everyone had a great holiday and enjoyed some quality time with friends and family. I was able to disconnect and spend a week in FL with my family. The time off is great, but I’m eager to get back to work and tackle the big initiatives and goals I have for the year
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(NurPhoto / Contributor / Getty Images News) Philadelphia has long drawn in tourists and residents with its culture, nightlife, history and relative affordability compared with other East Coast Cities like New York. But in years past, the city of Brotherly Love was not seen as “demonstrating the level of specialization or excellence in a specific
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As 2020 kicks off, the real estate industry has more on mind than the U.S. election or Brexit. In these transformational times, workplaces are grappling with new technology and focusing on wellness. Retail strategies are shifting toward wow-factor experiences. Investors are branching out into new countries and sectors. Amid the ongoing politics, trade tensions and
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In a climate of increasing global economic uncertainty, Singapore’s commercial real estate market has bucked the trend this year, and looks set for a strong 2020. Investment in Singapore’s commercial real estate market increased by more 175 percent in the first three quarters of 2019, according to data from JLL, while the city-state has powered
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(Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images) Real estate investors will have a lot to keep an eye on in 2020, from a slowing global economy to geopolitical developments. But there’s one area in the U.S. that could be more important than the rest: jobs. The employment rate is always closely watched. But in 2020, it’ll come
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(Photo by Carl Court/Getty Images) Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) in the Asia Pacific region have raised a record amount of capital this year, as investors sought more defensive, yield-based stocks amid growing global economic and political uncertainty. REITs in Asia Pacific have raised over US$14 billion so far in 2019, surpassing the previous record
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Moses Kagan is the founder of Adaptive Realty which focuses on heavy value-add multifamily projects throughout the LA area.  I really enjoy his views on the real estate business which he shares often over on his blog. In his most recent post, he discusses a concerning trend he’s seeing utilized by syndicators who raise capital
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(Photo credit: Cicada Design Inc.) Timber buildings are grabbing headlines around the world, as developers race to meet tenant demands for sustainable, wellness-oriented office spaces. But it’s Canada that is leading the charge, providing incentives for investors looking to wood. There are over 500 mass timber mid-rise buildings across Canada either completed or at various
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Investors are expanding their portfolios into Australia’s healthcare sector, taking advantage of its growth in an otherwise stagnant global economy. In Australia, where the sector makes up about 10 percent of GDP, healthcare showed over three percent wage growth in the third quarter, “well above” any other industry, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics.
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Over the past 10 years, we’ve executed nearly $75M worth of renovation work across 20+ value-add multifamily projects.  Over that period, we’ve experienced many of the unexpected things that can go wrong when executing these deals; hidden physical issues, larger than expected tax reassessments, tenant lawsuits, crime, resident delinquency issues, and submarket challenges like unanticipated
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Hotel investors across the growing Sub-Sahara African market are moving towards greater control of their portfolios through outright and majority ownership. Knowledge accrued over the last decade and a preference for control have shifted the focus among investors targeting Africa away from local development partners. “After a strong period of hotel development, hotel investors are
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