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  1. BLOG

    Fed policy, the credit cycle and real estate 

    May 28, 2019 Yihai Yu , David Zhang

    Risk Management , Real Estate Investing , Fixed Income

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    Amid the uncertainty over Federal Reserve policy, investors in commercial real estate (CRE) are confronting asset-allocation challenges and growing concerns about CRE valuation and debt levels, after an extended period of easy credit.

  2. BLOG

    The Right Tool: How Suitable is Your Real Estate Benchmark? 

    Apr 11, 2019 Amit Nihalani

    Real Estate Investing , Global Investing

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    You don’t have to be a master craftsman to appreciate the benefits of using the right tool for the job. Even the most casual do-it-yourselfer has experienced the frustration of using the wrong screwdriver for a particular job — one that doesn’t quite fit the screw properly and shreds the head, leaving it uselessly stuck in the wood without fixing anything.

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    Don’t confuse capital growth and asset-value growth 

    Mar 21, 2019 Niel Harmse

    Economic Exposure , Real Estate Investing , Global Investing

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    Measuring real estate growth is not a simple exercise; we run through it highlighting some common confusions

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    Brexit, Black Wednesday and Real Estate's Currency Risk 

    Feb 25, 2019 Niel Harmse

    Real Estate Investing , Global Investing

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    When investors buy overseas real estate, they inevitably take on foreign-exchange exposure. The resulting currency-market dislocations resulted in near-term losses for some investors, but also created attractive opportunities for investors to buy real estate exposure in the U.K.

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    How mortgage fees affect rates and spreads 

    Feb 7, 2019 Yihai Yu

    Models/Client Cases , Real Estate Investing , Fixed Income

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    How could potential changes in U.S. mortgage policy and possible long-term industry trends affect mortgage-related fees and rate spreads?

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    2019 emerging real estate trends 

    Feb 5, 2019 Will Robson

    ESG Research , Real Estate Investing , Global Investing

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    For real estate investors, 2019 may be a year of adjusting to rapid changes arising from a variety of sources, including environmental, social and governance-related (ESG) risks; geopolitical uncertainty; and disruptive technology.

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    Measuring real estate capital growth isn’t rocket science, is it? 

    Jan 28, 2019 Bryan Reid

    Real Estate Investing

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    In September 1999, NASA’s Mars Climate Orbiter was lost, at a reported cost of USD 125 million, due to a mix-up in measurements.

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    Apples vs. Oranges? Core vs. Opportunistic Real Estate Funds 

    Oct 25, 2018 Amit Nihalani

    Real Estate Investing , Risk Management , Global Investing

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    Real estate investors sometimes treat core and opportunistic funds as if they were different asset classes. They are measured against different benchmarks and comparisons are limited by a lack of consistent data. But a comparison of the two shows that both core and opportunistic funds have similar return profiles — it’s the magnitude of their returns that has varied over time.

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    Global real estate: To hedge, or not to hedge 

    Sep 12, 2018 Will Robson , Bryan Reid

    Real Estate Investing , Risk Management , Global Investing

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    While not quite as profound as the Shakespearean original, it is still quite a tricky one for real estate investors to grapple with. Until fairly recently, it is one that has been avoided by the majority of real estate investors due to their heavy home bias. But the increasing global nature of the asset class, combined with rising currency volatility, means the question is becoming increasingly difficult to avoid.

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    Brick by brick: asset-level underwriting in real estate 

    May 8, 2018 Will Robson

    Real Estate Investing

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    Due to the private nature of real estate, investors are often faced with making decisions based on broad market-level information or data relating to a rarified class of hypothetical, top-quality, perfectly located, “prime” benchmark properties, which, much like Peter Pan, never age.

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