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May 1, 2015: Vol. 27, Number 5



The intelligent edifice: New technologies promise to boost building IQs and create architectural ecosystems

Author: Mike Consol

The commercial structures we inhabit started as little more than a protective shell, separating us from the elements. Much has continued to improve but, in technological terms, compare how little the edifice has advanced IQ-wise when compared with, say, computers, telephones, automobiles and industrial robotics.

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May 1, 2015: Vol. 27, Number 5



Ready, set ... Restrictions on Asian insurance companies have eased, and big insurers are beginning to invest in real estate abroad

Author: Steve Bergsman

The Asian insurance market has been shaken by regulatory changes, and the outward flow of capital has begun to wash ashore in specific gateway cities of the West, most notably London and New York City.

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May 1, 2015: Vol. 27, Number 5



Real estate investing with Uncle Sam: Government-leased properties have particular challenges and opportunities

Author: Will McIntosh, John Kirk and Mark Fitzgerald

Being Uncle Sam’s landlord is not always easy. Do the benefits of investing in assets leased by the GSA outweigh the uncertainties clouding this sector? The short answer is, “yes,” but the long answer is a lot more interesting.

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May 1, 2015: Vol. 27, Number 5



Workforce housing: A value-add multifamily strategy can deliver durable cash flow

Author: Noah E. Hochman and Mark Enfield

The multifamily sector led the recovery in commercial real estate over the past several years, as occupancy remained buoyant and U.S. housing markets began a secular shift toward renting that is still under way. The asset class continues to offer significant long-term potential, however, and an innovative value-add strategy can deliver an institutional-scale platform for investing in one of the most compelling segments of the multifamily market: workforce housing. 

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May 1, 2015: Vol. 27, Number 5



Becoming uniform: The basics and the benefits of international property measurement standards

Author: Neil Shah

A series of international property measurement standards, or IPMS, is being developed by a coalition of more than 60 organizations in the property field.

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May 1, 2015: Vol. 27, Number 5



The bucket list: Applying value investing to real estate

Author: Alistair Dixon

Value investing has been developed and applied successfully to public markets for more than 80 years. Its lessons are important and can be applied to real estate. 

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May 1, 2015: Vol. 27, Number 5



What time is it? Time for a potential problem analysis

Author: Geoffrey Dohrmann

Each time we enter into a new time or phase on the clock, investors face a whole new array of risks. But how do you best manage those risks? With respect to risk management, probably as many approaches exist as there are risks. The one that makes the most sense to me — and that has the added advantage of actually working — is Potential Problem Analysis.

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May 1, 2015: Vol. 27, Number 5



Globally, industrial and office assets forecast to outperform

Author: Zoe Loza

In the next five years, commercial real estate is likely to perform strongly, according to an optimistic series of reports published by Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management.

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May 1, 2015: Vol. 27, Number 5



Investor initiative focuses on long-term approach

Author: Jennifer Molloy

Investing in real estate typically is viewed as a long-term strategy. But the longer-term approach required for property investment can conflict with the short-term gains needed by pension fund investors.

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May 1, 2015: Vol. 27, Number 5



Renters feel the pinch

Author: Larry Gray

The apartment sector has produced some fat gains over the past several years, putting a smile on investors’ faces. For many tenants, however, turn that smile upside down.

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May 1, 2015: Vol. 27, Number 5



Real estate market expands into development phase

Author: Loretta Clodfelter

The U.S. commercial real estate market is firmly into the expansion phase of the property cycle — and that means construction activity is strong across the country. 

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May 1, 2015: Vol. 27, Number 5



U.S. is world's largest real estate market

Author: Andrea Waitrovich

The United States has overtaken China to become the world’s largest real estate investment market, according to research published by Cushman & Wakefield.

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May 1, 2015: Vol. 27, Number 5



Take Five: A brief intermission with Steve Dyer

Author: Steve Dyer

Steve Dyer is real estate portfolio manager with Colorado Public Employees’ Retirement Association.

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