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    Finding Commercial RE’s Big Data

    Real estate is not about buildings, it’s about place-making and monetizing the density of people, says NAREIM CEO Gunnar Branson. To do that, GPs need to have better data.

    November 24, 2015
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    H.I.G. Happy In Small-cap Sweet Spot

    Investing using many different strategies in the small-cap space has worked well for H.I.G. Real Estate Partners’ David Hirschberg and Ira Weidhorn, who say there is less competition for value-add properties.

    November 10, 2015
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    Five Keys to Intelligent Joint Ventures

    As the flexibility of JVs make them increasingly popular, there are some best practices that can aid in avoiding pitfalls. Christopher Mendez of Madison International Realty goes over five keys to a successful JV.

    September 8, 2015
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    Gems to Be Found in the Middle Market

    Despite chatter about frothy pricing in the middle-market segment of commercial real estate, opportunity abounds amid a graying demographic, say experts from JCR Capital, Ares Commercial Real Estate, and Quantum Capital Partners.

    September 4, 2015
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    Are U.S. Data Centers at a Saturation Point?

    Investors should consider “getting out” of the U.S. data center sector, not least the retail segment, within the next five to 10 years amid warnings of over-saturation.

    August 25, 2015
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    Don’t Be Fooled By Past Cycles

    Institutional investors are urged not to compare the current real estate cycle with past ones, with Ashford Hospitality Trust president Doug Kessler saying this one is different.

    August 17, 2015
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    Winning the Deal With Early Due Diligence

    Rising competition for deals means GPs need to do their due diligence work ahead of bidding, and go deeper and wider than ever before, says RSM’s Michael Schwartz.

    August 11, 2015
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    Data Center Demand Emerges in Brazil

    Prolifico talks about its plans to develop pure retail and wholesale colocation data centers in Brazil with up to 20 megawatts of capacity.

    July 27, 2015
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    SEC Targets Use of REIT Structures in Funds

    A long-standing practice of using REIT structures within private funds for tax purposes could be overturned, thanks to an SEC audit, and could force GPs to cover the cost of additional reporting and disclosure.

    July 13, 2015
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    Finding Deal Flow in Hospitality

    Demand continues to outstrip supply of hotel rooms across the U.S., prompting private equity real estate firms to look outside the country for deal flow.

    June 22, 2015
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    Development Strategies and Mexico’s Growth Potential

    Investors who have missed the recent momentum in the Mexican market may find industrial, retail, and residential development a lucrative long-term solution.

    June 15, 2015
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    Millennials Drive Growth in U.S. Land Deals

    New household formation could signal a boon for U.S. land prices as homebuilding continues its strong recovery, say three experts.

    June 9, 2015
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    Want Foreign LPs? Be More Nimble

    Cross-border capital flows into the U.S. require GPs to be even more nimble than before. But it comes with major structural challenges, says RSM’s Tom Green.

    June 9, 2015
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    RE Recovery Could Last Four More Years

    Leading economists and investors from JLL, Colliers International, and Carlyle say the recovery of the U.S. real estate market could take a few more years, thanks to major demographic trends and cross-border capital flows.

    May 18, 2015
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    When Losing Anchor Retailers Is Good

    Buying retail centers where 86% of the leases roll within 18 months or where occupancy is just 31% might seem daunting for some. It’s filled with opportunity for others.

    May 12, 2015
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    When Value-Add Means Buying 460,000 SF Of Vacancy

    Rubenstein Partners on finding deep value in U.S. office markets. From taking on a vacant 460,000-square-foot complex in a market with a 23% vacancy rate and a fully occupied office in a “messy” Boston neighborhood.

    May 11, 2015
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    Oregon’s Strategy for Long-Term Investing

    Anthony Breault, senior portfolio manager at the State of Oregon Treasury, explains how he invests for the long term in real estate, the challenges of redeploying capital in rising markets, and how JVs and open-ended funds are helping the pension achieve those goals.

    May 11, 2015
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    Record M&A Levels in 2015, but Stay Patient

    With real estate M&A volume set to top 2014’s post-crisis high, RSM practice leader Richard Edelheit warns that much greater attention needs to be paid to due diligence, and investors need to remain patient in the search for deals.

    May 5, 2015
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