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Real estate remains a top-performing asset and in robust demand among institutional investors and high-net-worth investors. This best-in-class asset comprises nearly $300 trillion in global value and continues to climb as demographics fuel international demand. From REITs to capital flows, from private equity strategies and value creation to booming demand for luxury properties, the DailyAlts Real Estate channel covers the top news and insights in the space

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Alternative Investments/Real Estate: The New Guardian i3 Global REIT ETF

August 13, 2020

The inaugural suite of five ETFs from Guardian Capital comprises two Directed Outcomes solutions that combine high conviction ideas with derivative overlays to seek high income and risk mitigation and three i3 funds that use artificial intelligence to deliver superior risk-adjusted returns. One of the ETFs in Guardian’s new suite is the Guardian i3 Global REIT ETF, an ETF focused on the global real estate market.

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Blackstone Invests in South Florida Real Estate

August 13, 2020

Real Estate Boon Amid Pandemic.  Blackstone Group announced its completion of a real estate transaction with Elion Partners, which includes industrial properties in Broward County.  The deal encompasses warehouses located in Weston, Coral Springs, and Pompano Beach.  Elion Partners initially paid $35 million for these properties in 2018 and 2019.   Medical devices company Venus Concept…

Venture Capital/Real Estate: MetaProp Launches Fourth Fund Targeting $200M

August 11, 2020

MetaProp, the NYC-based VC firm that backs startups in the field of real estate technology, is back in the market with a $200 million fund. Titled MetaProp Growth Select I, the fund will target more mature startups in the field. MetaProp co-founder Aaron Block will manage the fund.

Real Estate: Foreign Buying of U.S. Properties Has Glim 2020 Outlook

August 11, 2020

COVID-19 is sparking a critical decline of overseas buyer interest.  Foreign buyers have historically been a large part of the United States real estate market.  Lately, however, the size and scope of foreign buyers has been declining.  Even worse, the Coronavirus pandemic could exacerbate this trend as international buyers step away from the market.   In…

Alternative Investments/Real Estate: HOMZ ETF Issuer To Ring NYSE Closing Bell To Mark Fee Cut

August 6, 2020

The Hoya Capital Housing ETF (NYSE: HOMZ) announced Wednesday a cut in its expense ratio from 0.45% to 0.30%, effective from August 1, 2020. It claimed that it has the distinction of being the lowest-cost ETF in FactSet’s Equity (U.S. Homebuilding segment).

Real Estate: Seller’s Market Sparked by Corona-Infused Dynamics  

July 31, 2020

Sales Closing Above Asking Prices.    As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, real estate industry observers are seeing a seller’s market pervade the space. According to Zillow economist Jeff Tucker, “This spring we saw listings fall off the cliff. Everyone was hunkering down wondering what’s happening to the housing market…These buyers motivated by low…

Real Assets Investing Through REITs

July 27, 2020

“We desperately need income, but we are in a yieldless world,” writes analyst Jussi Askola in “The New Gold Rush.” Zero or negative interest rates are going to push investors into real assets.

Real Estate: Microsoft and Samsung in Transforming Digital Move

July 15, 2020

REAL ESTATE MANAGEMENT GOES DIGITAL.  Samsung and Microsoft are teaming up to transform the property management industry through smart appliances and digital cloud technologies.  The goal of this partnership is to improve operations for buildings and maintenance and residents.  Samsung’s SmartThings platform will assist in building operations, asset management, and energy efficiency.  Samsung’s smart home…

Alternative Investments: A Pivotal Change in Trend of New Home Sales? Homebuilder ETFs To Consider

July 14, 2020

The pandemic sparked whole new trends including a massive jump in online ordering and digital payments, the wholesale conversion to “work-from-home,” and the decimation of business prospects for movie theaters and restaurants. But homebuilders may be in clover.

Alternative Investment: Outlook On Real Estate ETFs; Is The Worst Over?

July 9, 2020

A report by Globe St. com quoted a survey result by RCLCO Real Estate Advisors. The survey said that real estate industry leaders thought the worst of COVID-driven real estate market declines sustained during the first six months this year may be behind us.

Real Estate: Kayne Anderson Raising $2 Billion for Sixth Fund 

July 9, 2020

Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors is seeking to secure its sixth real estate fund by raising $2 billion.  The goal of this fund is to focus on investments in student housing, and has received support from the Teachers’ Retirement System of Louisiana.  This includes a $50 million investment in the fund.   Strategy  As a result of…

Real Estate: Angelo Gordon Raises Over $1.5 Billion for Europe Fund

July 7, 2020

Angelo Gordon, a global alternative investment firm, raised more than $1.5 billion for a real estate fund.  After surpassing the $1.2 billion target, the real estate fund will focus on undervalued assets to add to its portfolio.  Angelo Gordon currently manages $35 billion reaching across credit and real estate markets.  Since 2009, Angelo Gordon has…

Real Estate: Blackstone Eyes a New Approach to Real Estate Investment

July 1, 2020

Real estate investors at Blackstone Group are getting into show business. As one of the world’s leading investment management firms, Blackstone is looking to expand its portfolio in the real estate sector.  Specifically, the company is keeping a close eye on production sites and warehouses used by companies like Netflix and Disney for production.  One of…

Granite Real Estate Investment Trust to Buy $246.1 Million in Properties

June 10, 2020

Granite Real Estate Investment Trust (GRP-UN) announced it will acquire eight income-producing properties in the United States. The deal comprises approximately 4.0 million square feet at a combined purchase price of approximately $246.1 million.

The Acquisitions represent an in-going weighted average yield of approximately 5.5% and are fully leased with a weighted average lease term of 5.1 years to a diverse range of strong tenants.

REITS: The Pay Cuts are Coming

June 9, 2020

The impact of COVID-19 has been drastic at many real estate investment trusts. Rents are not being paid in offices, malls, and other commercial real estate properties across the country. Many REITs have reduced or eliminated their dividends as cash flow began disappearing when the economy began to shut down to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

Real Estate: Blackstone Mortgage Trust Announces Public Offering

June 9, 2020

Blackstone Mortgage Trust (NASDAQ: BXMT) announced the pricing of an underwritten public offering of 10,000,000 shares of its class A common stock. 

The underwriters have been granted a 30-day option by the Company to purchase up to an additional 1,500,000 shares.  The offering is expected to close on June 11, 2020, and is subject to customary closing conditions. The total estimated gross proceeds of the offering are approximately $282.0 million or roughly $324.3 million if the underwriters exercise their option to purchase additional shares in full.

Real Estate: Trepp Says Delinquency Rate Increased in May

June 8, 2020

Trepp, a leading data provider and analytics firm serving the commercial real estate industry, issued a report on the state of the commercial real estate mortgage security (CMBS) markets this week.

Net Leased Real Estate – What’s Happening in Major U.S. Markets?

June 8, 2020

Net leased real estate continued to attract investor attention in the first quarter of 2020. According to the latest report from commercial real estate services and investment company CBRE Group (CBRE), Net-lease investment volume increased by 34.6% to $78.9 billion from the first quarter of 2019 to the first quarter of 2020. That is the highest increase on record, according to CBRE. While volumes may decline in the second quarter due to the economic shut down caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, investors are still clearly favoring this asset class.

Real Estate: Vacasa Raises Stake from Silver Lake and Other Firms

June 4, 2020

Vacasa, the property management service for vacation rentals, said Tuesday it had raised $108 million in investment led by existing investor Silver Lake, with Riverwood Capital and Level Equity also taking part. Silver Lake first invested in the vacation rental firm back in October.

Real Estate: Green Street Advisors Issues Report on COVID-19

May 22, 2020

Green Street Advisors has released a new report titled U.S. Commercial Real Estate Cross-Sector Overview Amid Covid-19. The real estate advisory and research firm takes a look at which segments of the commercial real estate and Real Estate Investment markets have experienced the most damage from the economic shutdown caused by halt the coronavirus spread.

FinTech: Black Knight Reports Strong Q1 Earnings on Flat Revenue

May 7, 2020

Financial technology specialist Black Knight Inc. (NYSE: BKI) reported robust earnings during the first quarter. Earnings per share of $ 0.34 beat estimates by $ 0.08. Revenue of $ 290.8 million, which was up 2.7% year-on-year, beat estimates by $ 4.21 million. However, the fintech factored in the impact of COVID-19 and lowered its annual guidance.

REITs: Green Street Warns COVID-19 Will Eliminate Half of Malls

April 29, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic could mean the end of the line for many malls around the United States. Green Street Advisors, one of the best real estate and REIT research and investment firms in the country, says that more than half of all the department store anchored malls could be closed by the end of 2021. More than 60% of the anchor tenant space in these malls will likely empty by then as well.

Real Estate: Navigating the Perfect Storm for Commercial RE

April 23, 2020

This is the perfect storm for commercial real estate markets in the United States.

As 2020 started, the consensus opinion was that commercial real estate might see a slowdown in growth rates. However, thanks to an economy that was growing slowly but growing and low-interest rates, CRE would still be an attractive investment opportunity.

Venture Capital: Home Equity Financier Noah Goes From a $5M Round To $150M in Seven Months

April 23, 2020

San Francisco based startup Noah allows homeowners to cash their home equity in these difficult times. The startup just received $150 million in the form of platform capital which it will use to invest in homes as a portion of their equity.

Real Estate: Barbara Corcoran Talks Changes In Commercial Demand

April 17, 2020

Commercial real estate markets have been severely impacted by the economic shutdown caused by the coronavirus. Barbara Corcoran, Shark Tank judge and founder of the Corcoran Group, a New York-based residential brokerage, told Yahoo Finance today that some of these changes may be permanent.