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Spotlight on the US Self Storage Sector

Alexis Maltin / September 5th, 2019

The U.S. self storage sector, typically dominated by REITs and private capital, has been attracting institutional investors...

Spotlight on the US Medical Office Sector

Jim Costello / August 12th, 2019

The U.S. medical office sector recovered in the second quarter, following a sharp drop in growth seen during the first three months of 2019. However, the headline figures are a bit misleading

US Student Housing Prices Have Never Been Higher

Jim Costello / June 26th, 2019

Prices for U.S. student housing investments have never been higher. The forces propelling prices to such high levels are varied, with some help...

Student Housing: Just a Temporary Yield Play?

Jim Costello / October 11th, 2018

Swimming pools, private kitchens and distance to campus are some of the factors determining differences in rent levels...

Peak Student Housing in the US?

Jim Costello / April 9th, 2018

The upswing in student housing investment in the U.S. over the last decade has largely followed the growth of the 18 to 24 year old population in the nation. As the millennial cohort begins to...

European Investors Seek New Investment Territory, Avoid Cycle Roulette

Tom Leahy / January 4th, 2018

The inevitably of the boom and bust that characterizes the property market doesn’t make it any easier for players to predict the arrival of the next crash. Therefore, instead of playing a game of roulette...

A Sector Transforms: How US Self Storage Came of Age

Steve Williams / January 3rd, 2018

Like a good wine, the U.S. self storage sector has enjoyed a long maturation. The concept of having your own storage unit began in the 1960s. Families moving to the newly air-conditioned sunshine states…

Will the Trickles Show Signs of New Trends?

Steve Williams / May 9th, 2017

We write periodically about measuring “dry powder” as an indicator of future deal volumes. Several fund managers have recently mentioned it to me again. The world’s real estate capital dam, they...

Who Is Buying Seniors Housing in Europe?

Tom Leahy / March 14th, 2017

Europe’s senior housing & care sector had a banner year in 2016, bolstered by a wider pool of global money, and transactions already completed in 2017 signal that investor interest in the sector is...

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