Working the middle: Opportunities in essential housing
With investors increasingly focused on the positive societal impacts of their investments, manager strategies centered around solving housing-related issues are gaining momentum with Sabrina Unger, American Realty Advisors.
Tenant risk can be understood and managed by having systems and processes to collect and analyze data. Understanding exposures and managing risk is at the core of what investors do. For real estate investors, the stability of their tenant bases is an important measure in judging portfolio health says Damien Georges, RealPage.
As NAREIM marks its 30th anniversary, we asked five founding members including AEW, Clarion Partners, Northwestern, PGIM, and Cornerstone Real Estate to discuss the biggest structural changes over the past three decades and to look ahead to the largest challenges that will impact real estate investment management.
Evaluating office investments for attracting talent
Today’s corporate tenants are increasingly utilizing their office space as a tool to compete for the best workers. Chuck Schreiber of KBS provides four key variables for attracting top talent rank highest in value for office investors.
Private real estate is increasingly finding its place within professionally managed multi-asset investment strategies designed for defined contribution plan use. Jennifer Perkins of Principal Real Estate Investors discusses liquidity, fees, and litigation.
To bring about real and lasting changes, efforts need to be purposeful and happen not only inside the firm, but also within the industry. Reisa Bryan of Nuveen Real Estate and Kristin Renaudin of Stockbridge speak with NAREIM about the need for diversity and inclusion in the industry, how to improve recruitment and retention, changing investor attitudes, and what steps organizations can take to move forward.
Climate prescriptions for mitigating climate risks
Developing tools for property manager education about the impact of climate-related risks on their properties is the first step towards climate risk mitigation says Jennifer McConkey, Principal Real Estate Investors.
Stuck with the bill: CMBS financing's incompatibility with an unpredictable world
As hotel revenues evaporated, owners were forced into protection mode. For most, loan forbearance and federal stimulus became the critical tools to stay afloat, but many CMBS sponsors were left to fend for themselves by Peter Laskey, Barclay Fellow.
CalSTRS, World Bank: Intent, traction and asset-level diversity
Interview with Mike DiRé, director of real estate at CalSTRS, and Christina Scarlato, principal portfolio manager, real assets at The World Bank, on how they work with managers to drive diversity and inclusion. It's vital, they said, for both mangers and investors to talk about the issue - and share the best ideas for effecting change.
By having creative concepts that cater to each corner of the market, big brand hotels are well- positioned to withstand changing consumer tastes and the threat of Airbnb. Peter Laskey of Barclay Fellow discusses the short-term and long-term outlook.