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2022 Private-Asset Trends to WatchJan 13, 2022
Private-asset investors are waking up to the urgency of the climate crisis, while dealing with other long-term disruptive trends that accelerated during the pandemic. We may see a substantial reallocation of capital as investors respond to these challenges.
Did Market Liquidity Impact Real Estate Returns?Dec 16, 2021
Real estate is an illiquid asset class. But liquidity can also vary considerably between different assets, markets and time periods. Have differences in liquidity within real estate had an impact on investment returns?
Beginning to Understand the Performance of Social PropertiesNov 22, 2021
The precise measurement of social impact is in its early stages. But some property sectors like affordable housing have obvious links to social themes, and investment in these “social properties” has increased significantly over the last 10 years.
Could Factors Help Explain Asset-Level Real Estate Performance?Oct 19, 2021
For real estate investors, property type and geography segmentations are the primary lens through which they measure and manage their portfolios. Testing five potential real estate style factors, however, were we able to better explain asset-level variation.
Real Estate’s Income Risk in the Wake of COVID-19Sep 21, 2021
COVID-19 has weighed heavily on the financial positions of companies that hold leases for commercial real estate. Property investors can track the covenant quality of their tenants and translate it into a probability of default over the length of the lease.
Benchmarking Pan-Regional Real Estate FundsSep 2, 2021
Real estate investors have increasingly sought pan-regional funds to diversify globally. But such funds’ exposures can be significantly different from the market at large. What’s an appropriate benchmark for these diversified fund investments?
Assessing Private Infrastructure in a Multi-Asset-Class PortfolioAug 4, 2021
Private infrastructure is a popular element of institutional capital allocations, and increased focus on renewable or carbon-neutral infrastructure may mean significant new investment opportunities. What role could it play in a multi-asset-class portfolio?
COVID-19’s Uneven Impact on Office VacancyJul 26, 2021
What was the precise impact of the COVID-19 crisis on office properties? While the overall vacancy rate at the end of 2020 was lower than the previous cycle’s peak, the percentage of fully leased office buildings reached an all-time low.
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