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While the percentage of office spaces that are vacant in Canada is higher than at any point since 1994, rental prices have remained fairly stable as a result of institutional owners willing to pay pre-pandemic rates, according to a new report by CBRE Group. “I think everyone has to stop clutching at pearls, take a […]

As the era of cap rate compression draws to a close, how can institutional investors maintain the outsized returns they’ve enjoyed for over a decade? Over the past 15 years, the growing popularity of real estate in institutional investment portfolios has increased against the backdrop of a sustained decline in yields, called cap rate compression. […]

Caisse boosts stake in Indian solar producer, CPPIB forms joint venture on Brazilian residential real estate

The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec is investing a further US$75 million in Azure Power Global Ltd., an independent solar power developer in India. Once the deal is approved by Azure shareholders, the investment will raise the Caisse’s stake in the company, from 41.4 per cent to 49.4 per cent. In October 2018, […]

  • By: Staff
  • November 12, 2019 November 11, 2020
  • 08:27
RBC real estate fund, with BCI partnership at core, exceeds targets in first equity tranche

A new Canadian core real estate fund has attracted more than $1.25 billion in equity commitments in its first subscription tranche, materially exceeding targets. RBC Global Asset Management’s Canadian core real estate fund was announced in March 2019, along with the British Columbia Investment Management Corp. and QuadReal Property Group. The fund brings together more […]

  • By: Staff
  • November 6, 2019 November 11, 2020
  • 14:37

The Canadian and U.S. real estate markets are expected to show strong performance in 2019 and into 2020, according to a new report by LaSalle Investment Management. “This stability does not extend to every facet of either market, but core values should demonstrate resilience, despite the potential challenges of inflation and late-cycle anxiety that have […]

  • By: Staff
  • December 21, 2018 January 12, 2021
  • 10:16

The complicated relationship between real estate and interest rates makes it important to know the role different types of properties play in a portfolio and to use public real estate for liquidity to keep a focus on core property, said Derek Warren, vice-president at Lincluden Investment Management, during a session at the 2018 Defined Benefit […]

Canadian Real Estate to Stagnate

Coverage of the 2012 Real Estate Investment Summit