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Issue : September/October 2018 (Magazine)

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  • richard lowe

    Is the latest round of M&A a signal?

    Magazine Thu, 20 Sep 2018

    Real estate is often said to be a long-term, buy-and-hold asset class for institutional investors. But the success of investments invariably comes down to getting the timing right.

  • Is CPPIB’s green bond the start of a trend?

    Magazine Thu, 20 Sep 2018

    Canada Pension Plan Investment Board became the first pension fund to issue a green bond. Elisabeth Jeffries assesses the significance

  • Q&A: Pierre Lavalle, Canada Infrastructure Bank

    Magazine Thu, 20 Sep 2018

    In 2016 the newly elected Justin Trudeau government in Canada promised to review infrastructure investment in the country. One of the key pillars in its first budget was the creation of a Canada Infrastructure Bank. The bank’s CEO talks to Joel Kranc about its mandate. 

  • Analysis: Are we due a real estate downturn?

    Magazine Thu, 20 Sep 2018

    Past experience suggests yes. But investors find themselves in unusual times

  • andie kang and joseph lee

    Interview: Andie Kang & Joseph Lee, IGIS

    Magazine Thu, 20 Sep 2018

    IGIS founder Dai-young Kim recently handed over the reins of South Korea’s biggest real estate investment manager. Interview by Florence Chong

  • this time its different

    10 years after Lehman: This time it's different

    Magazine Thu, 20 Sep 2018

    Real estate investors learned painful lessons 10 years ago. With signs of a correction yet to materialise, can the market escape a repeat of 2008? Christopher O’Dea reports

  • banking in the shadows

    10 years after Lehman: Banking in the shadows

    Magazine Thu, 20 Sep 2018

    Leverage is no longer the danger it was in 2008. But can investors and regulators be sure? As Richard Lowe reports, the European lending market is just as – if not more – in the dark

  • 10 years after Lehman: Rate rises to test UK lending market

    Magazine Thu, 20 Sep 2018

    Leverage in the UK is lower than it was 10 years ago. But with price declines on the cards, investors should take extra care around high LTVs, write Nicole Lux and Sotiris Tsolacos

  • 10 years after Lehman: The lasting effects of sub-prime

    Magazine Thu, 20 Sep 2018

    Falling home ownership since the crisis has fuelled the multifamily boom, but why is the single-family market lagging? Christopher O’Dea and Richard Lowe report

  • after the big short

    10 years after Lehman: After the big short

    Magazine Thu, 20 Sep 2018

    The pace of financial innovation overtook investors and regulators in the mid-2000s with disastrous consequences. Christopher O’Dea explains how the repercussions are still being felt in real estate

  • an industry reformed

    10 years after Lehman: UK real estate funds

    Magazine Thu, 20 Sep 2018

    Property funds in the UK were hit dramatically by the financial crisis. John Forbes, PwC real estate leader at the time, looks back at the lessons learned

  • steffen sebastian

    10 years after Lehman: German real estate funds

    Magazine Thu, 20 Sep 2018

    Not long after the global financial crisis, Germany’s open-ended property funds experienced their own existential threat. But the industry ultimately survived, writes Steffen Sebastian

  • 10 years after Lehman: Infrastructure

    Magazine Thu, 20 Sep 2018

    Infrastructure went into the financial crisis emulating the leveraged private-equity model, but is now evolving into a more diverse, long-term asset class. Christopher O’Dea reports

  • Infrastructure: Overcoming the Brexit effect

    Magazine Thu, 20 Sep 2018

    Tom Sumpster is head of infrastructure finance at LGIM Real Assets

  • georg inderst

    Infrastructure as asset class: a brief history

    Magazine Thu, 20 Sep 2018

    Its inception pre-dates the financial crisis, but infrastruture investment has evolved significantly since 2008, writes Georg Inderst

  • Peter Hofbauer: On the road to infrastructure sustainability

    Magazine Thu, 20 Sep 2018

    Peter Hofbauer is head of infrastructure at Hermes Investment Management

  • the massachusetts institute of technology

    Student housing: Time for revision

    Magazine Thu, 20 Sep 2018

    The influx of institutional capital into US student accommodation is helping transform the market for undergraduates and investors alike, finds Christopher O’Dea

  • college sports develop strong links with the business world

    Student housing: Watch the game

    Magazine Thu, 20 Sep 2018

    In the US, to understand a city’s student-housing prospects, investors need to follow university sports programmes. Christopher O’Dea reports

  • Student housing: UK to go from star to dropout?

    Magazine Thu, 20 Sep 2018

    Student housing markets in continental Europe are catching up with the UK, just as Brexit uncertainty hovers over the 2019-20 academic year. Jennifer Bollen reports

  • Student housing: Why Allianz has gone back to school

    Magazine Thu, 20 Sep 2018

    The market for student accommodation is booming, attracting record investment and new specialised entrants providing innovative solutions for a traditionally underserved demographic

  • Education infrastructure: Changing curriculum

    Magazine Thu, 20 Sep 2018

    School construction and redevelopment opportunities are evolving, says Rachel Fixsen

  • GRESB captures ESG progress and focus on resilience

    Magazine Thu, 20 Sep 2018

    The benchmark has assessed 903 real estate companies, funds and developers on their sustainability, covering a record 79,000 assets. Chris Pyke analyses the results

  • Australian real estate debt: Coming of age

    Magazine Thu, 20 Sep 2018

    The Australian debt market is maturing as a flurry of new lenders look to make their mark in a growing market, writes Florence Chong

  • lee kok sun

    GIC: Disrupting the disruptors

    Magazine Thu, 20 Sep 2018

    Embracing technological disruption is not just about protecting value. Florence Chong talks to GIC’s Lee Kok Sun

  • takuya kuga

    Interview: Mitsubishi drives into new markets

    Magazine Thu, 20 Sep 2018

    Better known as a property developer, the Mitsubishi Corporation has been quietly building an infrastructure fund-management capability. Florence Chong reports

  • top 100

    Top 100 Infrastructure Investors

    Magazine Thu, 20 Sep 2018

    The assets of the 100 largest institutional infrastructure investors have increased by more than 20% over the past year. We speak to five of the biggest 

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