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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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(Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images) In today’s globalised economy, competition between cities aspiring to be world leaders has never been greater. Judged on an ever-evolving set of criteria – from innovation to long-term resilience – cities around the world are fighting to meet the expectations of business and residents alike, while maintaining and fuelling their
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(Photo by Wang HE/Getty Images) The Asia-Pacific region is forecast to account for 30 percent of international visitor arrivals globally by 2030, up from just 8 percent in 2011, and it is set to change the landscape of hospitality across the world. While the estimate is based on the United Nations World Travel Organisation (UNWTO)
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(Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images) Singaporean groups have been the most active offshore investors in the Australian office market in 2019, as attractive yields and a relatively low dollar draw record volumes of capital to Australia. Singaporean investors accounted for 30 percent of all offshore purchases in Australia in the year to October, amounting to
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(Photo: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg via Getty Images) As flexible workspace moved from niche to mainstream over the last decade, sprouting alongside were new ideas about how to fit it into the established world of commercial real estate. Now, a recent string of high-profile mergers, successes and restructurings have added urgency to investors’ efforts to identify
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Bloomberg Contributor Getty Images News Another large industrial real estate deal has underscored the ever-growing demand for warehouse facilities as more shoppers move online. Industrial real estate firm Prologis Inc. recently agreed to acquire its rival, Liberty Property Trust, in a US$12.6 billion deal. It was the company’s third acquisition in the past 18 months.
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Multifamily real estate in the Nordics region is fast becoming an investor favourite with a series of recent high-profile deals across the region. For now, they’re largely concentrating on major cities in Sweden and Finland. In July, Aberdeen Standard Investments’ pan-European residential fund acquired a new build PRS portfolio in the Swedish capital in a
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Photographer Dhiraj Singh, Bloomberg via Getty Images. An employee prepares an order inside a Rebel Foods Pvt cloud kitchen in Mumbai Instead of eating out or cooking at home, more people are ordering in. And the insatiable appetite for food delivery business is fuelling the growth of cloud kitchens in Asia’s biggest markets. Cloud kitchens
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In my previous post, I talked about the value of compounding which results over holding multifamily real estate assets long-term. While that’s great in theory, it’s difficult to hold older vintage multifamily assets long-term (longer than 10 years). At Atlas, our business plan typically entails renovating and repositioning assets to bring them in line with
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The global coliving sector is cementing its status among income-seeking investors, with deals from the UK to Japan this month highlighting demand. The rise of the sharing economy has helped drive coliving, where mostly young professionals live in rental accommodation with communal areas and a strong community ethos. Institutional investors, in turn, are being attracted
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