Institutional Real Estate, Inc. Podcast
Summary: Institutional Real Estate, Inc. (IREI) — a commercial real estate publishing and consulting company — presents our new, free podcast series to help keep you up-to-date on the current institutional real estate investment market. Tune in throughout the month to hear updates from IREI's president and CEO, Geoffrey Dohrmann, in “The Dohrmann Report”; interviews with article authors that get you deeper into our publication in our “Inside the Edition” episodes; and “Report from Europe” episodes that will highlight different countries within Europe. Don't miss any episodes — subscribe now!
Maria Sicola, executive managing director of research at Cushman & Wakefield, offers her perspectives on the current state of the Brazilian economy, including what property types remain in favor and when growth is expected to accelerate again.
Sheila Hopkins, managing director of Institutional Real Estate Inc.'s European operations, discusses Europe's economic comeback, but tempers the positive news with research that shows somewhat anemic returns from non-listed core real estate funds.
In this episode, contributing reporter Steve Bergsman elaborates on his May 2014 cover story about investors' appetite for investing in gateway versus non-gateway cities.
Geoffrey Dohrmann, founder and CEO of Institutional Real Estate, Inc., comments on Quick Tally votes registered by investors and managers during the recent Editorial Advisory Board meeting on topics ranging from core investing, real assets, co-investments, debt, interest rates, and investing in Europe and the BRIC countries.
Michael Drexler, a senior director at the World Economic Forum, discusses his co-authorship of the Infrastructure Investment Policy Blueprint, a report that offers a set of recommendations for governments on attracting private capital for infrastructure projects.
What are the dimensions of today’s debt market? What are the primary lending sources? Are financiers relaxing their underwriting standards? Where are the best opportunities for investors on the private debt side? These are among the questions answered during this podcast interview featuring Kurt Wright, CEO of Quandrant Real Estate Advisors. We invite you to download or click the “play” button.
Bill Ferguson — one of the leading executive search professionals in the real estate business, and author of the book Keepers of the Castle — joins us to give his best advice on how up-and-comers can differentiate themselves in ways that could eventually catapult them to the top of a major real estate organizations.
Contributing reporter Dale Quinn, who just authored a story about Mexico opening its oil and gas market to foreign investors for the first time in 75 years, elaborates on the decision's implications for institutional grade infrastructure, economic expansion and, eventually, real estate development.
Geoffrey Dohrmann, founder and CEO of Institutional Real Estate, Inc., discusses the company's recent VIP Conference in Copenhagen, Denmark, investors' desire to move up the risk curve, the single-family home rental strategy being pursued by several major investment managers and REITs, and the difficulty many investment managers are having differentiating their offerings from competitors.
Cherie Santos-Wuest, current chair of the Responsible Property Investment Council at the Urban Land Institute, discusses the council's role in promoting responsible property investing in the United States and abroad. Santos-Wuest, whose full-time post is as principal investment officer for real estate at Connecticut Retirement Plans and Trust Funds, also discusses the organization's UNEP Finance Initiative.
Richard Fleming, editor of The Institutional Real Estate Letter — Europe, discusses his cover story about how Germany has managed to remain a favorite destination for global real estate investment dollars.
Robert Bellinger, CEO of ASB Real Estate Investments, discusses urban migration, the trend toward urban retailing, and investment opportunities these trends are presenting for institutional investors.
Contributing reporter Benjamin Cole discusses India's promise, why foreign direct investment has been lacking, and what trends portend a better future for the world's largest democracy.
Nancy Lashine, founder and managing partner of Park Madison Partners, on the current institutional fundraising environment for private equity real estate funds.
Geoffrey Dohrmann, founder and CEO of Institutional Real Estate, Inc., discusses the rapidly changing retail sector, the slowing economies of the BRIC countries, and a new report that shows global retirement assets have hit a record $32 trillion.