The stars appear to be lining up in favor of a bull run in the seniors housing sector. Exclusive results from a study conducted jointly by NREI and the National Investment Center for the Seniors Housing & Care Industry (NIC) shows that respondents are optimistic on their outlook for the sector.
The CRE collateralized loan obligation (CLO) is a new syndication structure that has been gaining traction over the past two years. Growing momentum in the niche has been fueled in large part by investors’ quest for higher yields.
E-commerce has changed how people make purchases and also how they make buying decisions with more online research. The commercial real estate industry is taking note of that shift and trying to leverage technology to capture the interest of potential tenants and buyers.
A recent report released by London-based Preqin on the “Top 20 Fund Managers: The Importance of Manager Experience” shows that the top 20 private equity funds in the world raised a combined $143.9 billion between 2009 and 2013.
REIT IPO activity year-to-date in 2014 is anemic compared to the frothy pace that occurred during the same period in 2013, when 19 separate IPOs were completed. So far this year, only two IPOs have closed.
There continues to be healthy growth in all sectors of the “workspace on demand” niche, ranging from business centers and executive suites to incubators and even hotels that are now offering drop-in space on a permanent or temporary basis.
There is no question that the shrinking supply of affordable housing is at odds against what continues to be overwhelming demand. Industry estimates show an affordable housing market that is significantly under-supplied by 10 million to 20 million units nationally.