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Alternative Investments/Real Estate: UOB Launches APAC-Focused, Green REIT ETF

November 30, 2021

Singapore’s United Overseas Bank ( UOB ) Asset Management has launched the UOB APAC Green REIT ETF (GRE SP), which has been listed on Singapore Exchange and provides ESG-tilted exposure to high-yielding real estate investment trusts (REITs) listed in Asia Pacific and Oceania. The fund is said to be the first of its kind in the world that brings investors access to sustainable investments in real estate in the region.

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Mitsubishi Prepares to Launch U.S-Based REIT

November 19, 2019

Japanese trading giant Mitsubishi Corp. will launch its first U.S.-based real estate investment trust.

Recap of the Brookfield Asset Management Earnings Report

November 19, 2019

The Brookfield Asset Management earnings report emerged last week. The company had another solid quarter. Fee-related earnings before performance fees increased 35% over the prior-year quarter.

Casino “Whale” Caesars in Eldorado’s Net: Shareholders Green Light Their Merger

November 18, 2019

Thanks to Carl Icahn’s activism, and an $8.58 billion acquisition kitty, Eldorado is in the driver’s seat in US casino operations. It will soon have Caesars in its fold. After completion of the transaction in 2020, Eldorado will be the biggest casino operator in the U.S.

Mitsui Fudosan Scores Facebook as Tenant at Hudson Yards

November 15, 2019

Facebook is moving to Hudson Yard, the single largest private real estate project in the United States. The social media giant will lease 30 floors and three buildings in the West Side neighborhood of Manhattan. 

Quarz Capital Pushes for Sabina-ESR REIT Merger

November 14, 2019

Quarz Capital Management is pushing for a merger of two large Singapore-based real estate investment trusts (REITs). The activist fund is pushing for a merger of Sabana Shari’ah Compliant Industrial REIT and ESR-REIT.

Is WeWork running out of money

Bad to Worse: WeWork Bonds are Plunging

November 13, 2019

WeWork bonds hit new lows this week after a financial review of the company MarketAxess.

A Profitable Portfolio: Let Casino REITs Boost Your Odds

November 12, 2019

Daniel Adams, an analyst at Nomura Instinet, thinks gaming REITs are likely to be re-rated higher by investors.
Valuations in the three-player sector could notch higher based on property sales, and deal-making feels the analyst.

The Top Market for European Real Estate Investment Is…

November 11, 2019

The top European real estate market for investors is Paris, France. That rank comes from a new report on emerging trends in the European markets from PwC and ULI. Paris is followed by Berlin and Frankfurt, Germany in the second and third slots. London, England sits fourth on the list. 

Greystar Real Estate Partners Raises $2 Billion for GEP X

November 7, 2019

Greystar Real Estate Partners raised $2 billion for a new U.S. multifamily fund. Further, the new fund will target multifamily investments in the U.S. markets.

Melvin: Breaking Down Jones Lang LaSalle’s Outlook

November 7, 2019

Jones Lang LaSalle released its third-quarter U.S. Office outlook recently. The global commercial real estate firm found that conditions are generally good.

The McGillivray Group Ties Up With Canadian REIT District Property Trust

November 7, 2019

Real Estate Expert Scott McGillivray & the McGillivray Group will provide expertise on acquisitions and growth to District Property Trust.
Scott McGillivray is an expert real estate investor who owns hundreds of properties across North America. He is CEO of McGillivray Group, a real estate developer. He is also the host and executive producer of HGTV’s award-winning series Income Property.
District Property Trust is a private real estate investment trust (District REIT) with an acquisition focus on growing communities in Ontario, Canada. It is closely affiliated with the Valour Group, which owns and/or manages $350 million of real estate assets.

Opportunity Zones and Ron Wyden

Sen. Ron Wyden Demands Study on Opportunity Zone Management

November 6, 2019

Opportunity Zones have become topics of interest among institutional investors. The passage of the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act pushed through opportunity zones as potential long-term investments.

Softbank

Masayoshi Son “Humbled” After $8.9 Billion Loss for Vision Fund

November 6, 2019

Masayoshi Son is reportedly “humbled” after SoftBank reported its first quarterly loss in over a decade. The CEO took hits from all directions after the fund reported an $8.9 billion hit to its Vision Fund. Simply put: WeWork is to blame for the loss.

CEM Benchmarking: How REITs Match Up Against Other Investments

November 5, 2019

In October, CEM Benchmarketing compiled a study for the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts (NAREIT).

The study is called “Asset Allocation and Fund Performance of Defined Benefit Pension Funds in the United States, 1998-2017.”

Key Takeaways from Investor Day at Brookfield Asset Management

November 1, 2019

Brookfield Asset Management held its Investor Day recently. Management made a few things very clear.

First, if interest rates remain low, investors will have no alternative except alternative investments.

CBL Properties

CBL Properties Settles with Activist Investor

November 1, 2019

CBL Properties stock rallied nearly 10% this morning after it reached a settlement with Exeter Capital investors. The real estate giant has added Exeter president Michael Ashner and Carolyn Tiffany to its board of directors. 

Preqin: Hospitality REITs Looked Strong in 2018

October 31, 2019

A new Preqin report is out.

Preqin joined asset manager Pro-invest Group to track the performance of the hospitality REIT industry. The result is a new study showing the sharp growth across the sector this decade.

M&A Deal News

Prologis and Liberty Property Trust Announce REIT Merger

October 28, 2019

Prologis and Liberty Property Trust announced a merger between the two firms. According to deal terms, Prologis will acquire Liberty $12.6 billion, including the assumption of debt. The board of directors of both REITs have approved the transaction.

Dominion Energy Transfers Stake in Cove Point to Brookfield Asset Management

October 21, 2019

Dominion Energy has entered an agreement with Brookfield Super-Core Infrastructure Partners. The latter is an infrastructure fund managed by Brookfield Asset Management (BAM).

Columbia Property Trust Will Buy Normandy Real Estate Management

October 17, 2019

Columbia Property Trust announced a deal to buy acquire Normandy Real Estate Management. The target company manages office- and mixed-use assets in New York, Boston, and Washington, D.C. The deal will see Columbia acquire Normandy’s operating platform. It will also purchase Normandy’s general partner interests in three active management funds.

Commercial Observer Releases List of Top Multifamily Markets

October 16, 2019

Commercial Observer is out with a new report from Arbor Realty Partners titled Top US Markets for Multifamily 2019. The report examines how multifamily markets have fared over the past year. It also explores high-demand markets moving forward.

Is WeWork running out of money? Yes.

Is a WeWork Bailout on Tap?

October 16, 2019

A WeWork bailout could be coming from JPMorgan or Softbank. Two weeks after the office-sharing giant pulled its IPO, its cash position has deteriorated. CNBC reports that the two banks are examining a plan to offer debt and equity to WeWork.

Hilton Grand Vacations Might Experience a Bidding War

October 15, 2019

Hilton Grand Vacations may soon experience a bidding war from two private equity titans. Apollo Management has reportedly made an offer for the Orlando0based timeshare company. Early reports suggest a price of $40 per share. Its competitor Blackstone may also make an offer for Hilton Grand Vacations.

Wall Street Journal

Blackstone Sells Last Building from Famous 2007 Real Estate Deal

October 10, 2019

The Wall Street Journal says that Blackstone has sold the last office building it purchased in 2007. The building was part of their $39 billion purchase of Equity Office Properties Trust. That purchase was the largest real estate deal in history.