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Controlled environment agriculture: The new asset class on the block

Controlled environment agriculture has the solutions to significant food production and environmental issues. Now it just needs the capital with Jacob Tannenbaum, Barclay Fellow.

Opportunities in Purpose-Built Student Housing

Analyzing parental guarantor income levels for students at four-year public universities can yield interesting insights, according to Harrison Street's Thomas Errath.

Download the article here. Opportunities in Purpose-Built Student Hous

Having WeWork in your building could help land a large corporate lease

The amount of co-working space across the U.S. has grown 50 percent in the past year.

Yet despite commentary it could be a threat to the traditional office operating model, the NAREIM Acquisition & Dispositions meeting heard that having flex

Amazon and Whole Foods: Grocery's Continued Evolution

The latest thought piece by NAREIM member Inland Institutional Capital has some keen insights on the evolving retail landscape.  Click here to view the article.

How Can We Limit the Effect of Real Estate Cycles on Closed-Ended Funds?

By Terence Bundy
NAREIM Fellow, UNC Kenan-Flagler MBA ’16

Terence is a Class of 2016 MBA student at UNC Kenan-Flagler concentrating in Real Estate and Corporate Finance.  Terence is currently the Lead Manager of the Kenan-Flagler Business Scho

Zoning's Early Warnings for Investment Impact

By Narendra Srivatsa
Verisk Commerical Real Estate

Every toolbox holds a rusty hammer, the neglected tool that one day promises to come in handy. Hammers may be low-tech, but they’re difficult to break and highly reliable – often just

Why we need GSEs: The Multifamily Finance Market and Affordable Housing

By Saul McDonald
NAREIM Fellow, University of Wisconsin-Madison MBA'15

Twice a year, NAREIM invites graduate students from the top real estate programs across the country to attend our Executive Officers' Meetings as Fellows. After attending th

Let’s raise a glass to 2020 and the renewed focus on niche, sustainability and tech

Many across the industry are gearing up for an exciting 2021 on the heels of the roller coaster that shaped 2020. Expect a focus on niche plays, such as cold storage, data centers, affordability; sustainability and the role of technology. With The CenterCap Group

Opportunities in Purpose Built Student Housing

Analyzing parental guarantor income levels for students at four-year public universities can yield interesting insights. For Harrison Street it helped understand the recurring question about the relationship and income differentials bet

Slides from 2019 Acquisitions & Dispositions Meeting February 27, 2019


Underwriting risk in 2019: A macro view of commercial real estate opportunities and challenges. Speaker: Paul Fiorilla


NARIEM Acquisitions Roundtable: Sourcing and underwriting deal flow in a lower return environment


A&D 2017 Meeting Report: Investing in a New Era of Change

“ The only thing that makes life possible is permanent, intolerable uncertainty; not knowing what comes next.” – Ursula K. Le Guin

(For a print version of the report, click here)
The first few months of 2017 have been remarkably positive, a

Slides from A&D 2016 Meeting

To view Dave Pogue's Presentation, click here.

To view Michael Cohen's Presentation, click here.

Inland Report on Milennial Shopping Patterns

Inland's most recent paper finds that while there are indeed many differences from how their parents (the Baby Boomers) shop, there are also surprising similarities.

Among their conclusions:

• Millennials love to shop
• Nearly 80% buy in

Notes from the floor of the ICSC Convention from George Pandaleon

Inland Institutional Capital Partners' president and NAREIM board member George Pandaleon just got back from the 2014 ICSC conference in Las Vegas.  Below are some of his observations.

The ICAP team just returned from the annual International

Insurance premiums increase more than 20%, multifamily worst hit

Almost two-thirds of real estate investment managers have seen property insurance premiums increase by more than 15% year-over-year, according to a NAREIM member poll.

One-third of respondents said their insurance premiums had risen by more than

Co-working spaces make up half of net absorption

The NAREIM Innovation Summit took a deep dive into co-working spaces this week in Chicago – and heard that flexible office solutions accounted for 58 percent of net absorption in 2018, a 152 percent increase year-over-year.

Up to 40 percent of t

A&D 2018 Meeting Report: How to Identify Value in Times of Change?

“ Ain’t it strange the way we’re ignorant How we seek out bad advice How we jigger it and figure it Mistaking value for the price.”

– Paul Simon

(For a print version, click here) It seems that the worst mistakes are often made in the

The Age of Experience Based Retail

By Adam Ruggiero
Associate Director, Research & Valuations
MetLife Real Estate Investors

MetLife associates have brought a broad and deep range of insights to recent NAREIM discussions.  The following analysis of the interaction between Mi

Observations from the Floor of ICSC's RECon Las Vegas

Observations from the Floor of the ICSC's (International Council of Shopping Centers) RECon Las Vegas 2015
from Inland Institutional Capital Partners
This week approximately 35,000 attendees descended on Las Vegas for the annual RECON, the largest

The Value of Repositioning: A Review of Critical Trends and How to Enhance Building Performance

-- By Doug Tichenor
Editors' Note: In late October, an engaged council of architects and designers gathered at NAREIM’s Architecture and Engineering Meeting in Chicago to consider problems and debate new ways real estate may adapt to keep up with

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