IREN in a year

The year 2016 is ending. Let’s take a look back at IREN, IREI’s news service. Overall we have increased our coverage. Last year, the IREN team published 1,008 stories in the IREN publication. This year, we have surpassed 2015’s number. To date, we have published 1,089 IREN stories.

Broken down even further, we have increased coverage in most categories and geographic regions.

  • Commitment stories, which comprise pension fund joint ventures and mandates, increased by 3 percent and makes up 32 percent of our IREN coverage this year. The commitment beat is IREN’s most popular. At least one commitment story has been in the top three stories per month this year.
  • Fund stories increased by 9 percent this year and make up 27 percent of our IREN coverage.
  • Property transaction stories dropped 9 percent this year and make up 42 percent of our IREN coverage.
  • Asia Pacific-based IREN stories increased by 0.4 percent this year and make up 19.5 percent of our IREN coverage.
  • Europe-based IREN stories increased by 4 percent this year and make up 30 percent of our IREN coverage.
  • Americas-based IREN stories increased by 7 percent this year and make up 81 percent of our IREN coverage.

The top 10 stories of 2016 are:

  1. CalPERS selects two finalists in search for real estate consultant
  2. UBS asset management makes appointment in real estate group
  3. Rockpoint holds $3.3b final close
  4. CalPERS selects real estate investment consultant
  5. Texas Teachers commits a total of $400m to real estate
  6. Townsend Group raises $496m for real estate fund of funds
  7. Partners Group launches new real estate fund
  8. Two municipal pension funds seeks core real estate managers
  9. Dallas Police Fire to exit two real estate funds
  10. Florida commits $350m to real estate

Something to look forward to next year: The IREN team will be increasing our coverage in the infrastructure sector. Some recent infrastructure headlines include:

  1. Allianz, Hermes consortium invests £3.6b in U.K. gas grid
  2. Biwater wins $1.2b contract to provide Iraqi water infrastructure
  3. European investor to build Texas wind farm
  4. Canadian investor forms C$5b global partnership
  5. Texas Teachers commits $300m to energy fund 
  6. New Jersey pension commits $100m to infrastructure
  7. German investment manager launches parking fund
  8. OCERS commits $260m to infrastructure
  9. AXA IM raises €730m for European infrastructure debt fund
  10. Dakota Power proposes sale of wind power to Xcel Energy
  11. Aquila Capital acquires wind project in Sweden 
  12. Argentina, Qatar form $1.3b infrastructure fund
  13. Allianz holds €350m final close for renewable energy fund
  14. Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority issues $2b infrastructure RFP

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Andrea Waitrovich is editor of IREN and web content editor of Institutional Real Estate, Inc.