Geoffrey Dohrmann, founder and CEO of Institutional Real Estate, Inc., has returned from a whirlwind event tour and he offers an overview of the goings-on at Springboard (San Diego), PREA (Chicago), ADISA (Las Vegas), ANREV (Singapore), a board of trustees meeting for the Bailard REIT (San Francisco), the editorial advisory board meeting for the company’s Asia-Pacific magazine (Kyoto, Japan), as well as the Institute for Real Estate Operating Companies first inaugural board meeting (Chicago). Still to come after the Thanksgiving holiday is the company’s CEO Summit (New York City) and a meeting with IREI sponsor UBS in Hartford, Conn. (11/2017)
What are the various roles debt is playing in the current real estate market? How does an investor use debt to increase real estate values and produce income? What are the keys to successfully flipping a real estate asset? And are debt investing opportunities good during booms and busts? Andres Sandate, managing director of Cygnus Capital Real Estate Advisors, joins the program to discuss. (11/2017)
People, especially millennials, wanted to live and work in downtowns, and the real estate industry responded. But the pendulum appears poised to swing back in the suburbs direction. Loretta Clodfelter, the story’s author and editor of Institutional Real Estate Americas, joins us to discuss that trend, as well as the latest on multifamily housing and the magazine’s recent Editorial Advisory Board meeting in Cape Code. (11/2017)
There are now enough ultra-high-net-worth families around the world to fill a football stadium, and the number of $30-million-plus families is expanding about 2 percent per year. Fifty percent of their portfolios, on average, are devoted to illiquid investments, and they hold five- to 10-times more cash than high-net-worth families. Bob Miller, CEO of Private Client Resources, which researches ultra-rich families, is our guest. (11/2017)
KBS Realty Advisors, one of the industry’s largest owners of office space, has debuted an online real estate platform named KBSDirect.com for accredited investors and advisers to directly invest in the KBS Growth & Income REIT, a portfolio of institutional-grade commercial real estate properties — the first of what promises to be several real estate products added to the platform over time. Chuck Schreiber, CEO of KBS, joins us to explain the new venture (11/2017)
What constitutes or qualifies as corporate housing? What purpose does it serve? What types of investors are attracted to corporate housing investment opportunities, and how do those deals come together? And how has corporate housing performed historically in terms of occupancy, rental rate trends and yield? To discuss, Terry Strongin, a managing member of Equity 24, LLC, joins us. (10/2017)
Hotels are doing well the world over, and they are an increasingly popular destination for institutional investors who are attracted to their continuing growth, constrained supply and stable income from a mix of business and leisure activity. It also helps that hotels are generally located in and around the same major cities investors already favor. So writes Institutional Real Estate Europe editor Richard Fleming, who joins us to talk about investors’ new affection for the hotel sector. (10/2017)
What are the most liquid real estate markets in the world? How is liquidity most effectively measured? And what is the utility of having an index that ranks real estate markets by the liquidity? Andrew Ballantyne, head of research in Australia for Jones Lange LaSalle, is our guest.
What are the critical differences between the hotel markets in coastal cities vis-à-vis Midwestern cities? Do hotels in the Midwest typically serve a predominantly leisure or business audience? And how does an investor identify a good hotel property in a nation’s heartland? Our guest — Corey Maple, chairman of the Lodging Opportunity Fund, which creates investment funds that buy and sell Midwestern hotels — joins us to elaborate. (10/2017)
Why are people who understand blockchain so excited about its prospects? What are its potential applications for the financial services business? Jaron Lukasiewicz — cofounder and CEO of WRKFLOW, a startup that offers broker/dealers, insurance companies and other enterprises workflow software based on blockchain technology to help automate and secure their business processes — explains how blockchain works and how it can be applied to the investment industry’s most vexing regulatory requirements.