U.S. equity REITs are coming off a stellar year with total returns for the sector at nearly 30 percent—double that of the S&P 500. Yet with valuations for many REITs already at pre-recession levels, industry analysts are skeptical that REITs will be able to keep up that pace for much longer.
Crowdfunding firms focusing on the real estate sector appear to be gaining momentum in their online fundraising. The question investors have is whether or not they are also delivering results on targeted returns.
U.S. office markets dominated the field of top global investor markets in 2014, grabbing seven of the top 10 spots. Although that dominance is expected to slip in 2017, New York, Los Angeles, Washington, D.C. and Houston will continue to rank among the top 10 markets for investors, according to new research from real estate services firm DTZ.
Craig Robinson assumed the post of president of Colliers International’s U.S. operations in March. He sat down with NREI to discuss what’s happened in his first six months with the firm and what the future holds for Colliers.
Aging office buildings constructed more than 20 or 25 years ago face stiff competition from newer models that feature more amenities, smart technology, modern designs and energy efficiency. These days, in order to remain competitive, older buildings need much more than a facelift or a lighting retrofit.
New International Property Measurement Standards (IPMS) will be unveiled next month that are aimed at bringing greater consistency and transparency to the global commercial real estate investment market.