Opinion

Going Co-General Partner: Benefits and Key Deal Terms for the “Equity Investor” in GP  Real Estate Investments

By Jennifer Morgan and R. Davis Powell, King & Spalding As private equity funds and other institutional investors investing in


Recession Forecast: As Clear as the Eye Can See (For Now!)

Real estate investing is often about playing the odds, and the odds suggest there is 90% probability that the expansion

The (Re)Emergence of Preferred Equity

By Lisa Brill Preferred equity has been used in real estate structures for years, but recently we have seen an



For Cycle-Resistant Investment, Focus on Resilient Demand Drivers

By Amy Price and Paul Zemla, Bentall Kennedy Picture a road sign that reads “Proceed with Caution.” It’s a good


Co-creating communities: the next era in sustainable real estate investment

By Anna Murray, Bentall Kennedy We are entering an exciting new era for sustainable real estate investment strategies. Building owners


New Football Stadium a Gamble for Las Vegas Real Estate

By Matthew Schreck Earlier this year, the Oakland Raiders delivered a painful bit of news to their fans. After more


Improving due diligence for REIT acquisitions

By Steve Bertonaschi Property acquisition due diligence performed by a real estate investment trust requires a deep understanding of the


Is the Future of the 1031 Exchange at Risk Under President Trump?

By Pierre Debbas Tax reform has been a very popular topic during the course of the election and a few


EB-5 program could see early, unexpected demise

By Michael Halloran The EB-5 program that creates hundreds of thousands of jobs and lures billions in foreign investment dollars


Guest column: The ‘My’ To ‘Our’ Office Space Transformation

By Larry Kay With baby boomers retiring from the workplace and Millennials moving in, the shift in workforce demographics has


Balancing Act: An Investment Strategy with Different Hotel Types Mitigates Risk

By Vamsi Bonthala, CEO, Arbor Lodging Partners Many institutional real estate investors historically have shied away from the hotel sector,


Post Fed Analysis: Creatively Managing Interest Rate Costs

By Dan Fung and Amrita Sareen-Tak The era of ultra-accommodative monetary policy is undoubtedly over. The Federal Reserve once again


The seesaw of value versus price

By Ken Riggs The ever-evolving world of commercial real estate (CRE) braces for the next chapter in this investment cycle




Diversification still key for risk mitigation

By Simon Calton Looking back at my fifteen years of experience as an investor in real estate, a major lesson


Guest column: Multi-generational Demand Fuels Apartment Market Growth

By Lydia Tan, Bentall Kennedy A strengthening U.S. economy and powerful demographic trends have stimulated a healthy apartment market in


U.S. CMBS in 2017: Risk Retention Clouds an Otherwise Stable Outlook

By Huxley Somerville of Fitch Ratings The U.S. CMBS sector might see some softening among certain property types in 2017,


Guest column: Convergent consumer strategies for commercial real estate

By Jake Reiter and Brad Korman For many developers and investors, 2016 has served as an inflection point. Indeed, the


Guest Column: Post-slection NYC real estate – a view from the middle

By Steve DeNardo One might be tempted to jump to the conclusion that having a newly elected president with his