REITs: Is Liquid Real Estate the Solution for the Late Cycle? – Part 1

Real estate is traditionally associated with large capital expenditures and not a high amount of liquidity. Hence, the sector is usually reserved for long-term investments by high net worth individuals. Even more so, commercial use buildings are out of reach for most private individual’s pockets, making developers and other large entities to be the only […]

The king of Logistics Real Estate expands his kingdom: Prologis acquires Liberty Trust for $12.6bn

Prologis Inc [PLD:NYSE] – Mkt cap as of 09/11/19: $55.01bn Liberty Property Trust [LPT:NYSE] – Mkt cap as of 09/11/19: $9.26bn Introduction The boom of e-commerce is rapidly pushing up demand for industrial real estate and thus driving warehouse giants to new pursuits. Accordingly, Prologis – the world’s leader in logistics real estate – has […]

Dreaming of Yield: Blackstone solidifies its real estate portfolio through $4.7bn Dream Global REIT acquisition

Blackstone Group Inc. (NYSE:BX) – market cap as of 16/09/2019: $63.96bn Dream Global Real Estate Investment Trust (TSE:DRG.UN) – market cap as of 16/09/2019: $3.22bn Intro On September 15, Dream Global Real Estate Investment Trust announced acquisition agreements with affiliates of real estate funds manager, Blackstone, in an all-cash $4.7bn deal. Blackstone will pay $16.79 […]

The Logic of Investing in Logistics

In this article we are going to discuss the increasing importance of logistics real estate and the trends that affected the sector in Europe. We will then explain the main drivers of demand and supply for logistic properties and how these are likely to change in the future years. Finally, after having analyzed the pros […]

“Wanna Play Big: Scale Up!” – Starwood Waypoint Residential Trust to Acquire Colony American Homes

Starwood Waypoint Residential Trust; market cap (as of 26/09/2015): $953.73m Colony American Homes; market cap (as of 26/09/2015): N.A. Introduction On September 21 Starwood Waypoint Residential Trust (NYSE: SWAY) and Colony American Homes (CAH), two of the largest U.S. single-family home landlords, agreed on the merger in an all-stock deal that would create a real […]