News & Views

  • 23/8/2017

    Viewpoint – Innovation in Islamic real estate investment: Is there any?

    I was recently asked in a Q&A session what innovations there are in the Islamic real estate investment world at the moment and I confess that I had to admit that I wasn’t aware of any. The global financial crisis started 10 years ago this summer, and as you will recall, took two years to […]

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  • 10/8/2017

    Press Release – Real Estate Investment Times – Ethical investment: Why it matters

    Philip Churchill, co-founder of 90 North Real Estate Partners, and Theo Andrew discuss the advantages and complexities of Islamic finance, as well as the firm’s plans in Australia and how its year has gone so far. What exactly is Islamic finance and how did 90 North come to specialise in it? Succinctly put, Islamic finance […]

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  • 1/8/2017

    Press Release – CoStar -90 North exits two European assets for £71m

    90 North Real Estate Partner LLP has advised on the sale of two of prime European assets for a combined total of £70.5m. The firm sold Fielden House in the UK to Siemens PLC in April for £21.5m, before selling the Onninen Distribution Warehouse in Norway to real estate company Fabritius Gruppen for approximately £49m. […]

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  • 29/6/2017

    Real Estate Investment Times – The Art of Joint Venture

    Changes in the market and increasing foreign capital mean conditions are ripe for joint ventures. Theo Andrew speaks to experts who highlight the points to consider before entering into a partnership. The art of the joint venture There are a lot of things to consider when entering into any new relationship: common interests, likes and […]

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  • 26/6/2017

    Viewpoint – The more things change, the more they stay the same

    I’ve written before on the resilience of Islamic real estate investors and their ability to absorb shocks, most notably with Donald Trump being elected and a vote for Brexit, but I feel compelled to bring this subject up again with Mr Trump’s actions being discussed at the most senior level in US politics and Theresa […]

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  • 19/6/2017

    Press Release – Property Week – 90 North sets up new Australia office

    London headquartered 90 North has opened a new office in Sydney, Australia, Property Week can reveal. The office is 90 North’s fourth globally and its first in Australia. It sits in the heart of Sydney’s commercial business district, on the famous Circular Quay waterfront overlooking the city’s most iconic attractions – Sydney Harbour Bridge and […]

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  • 8/6/2017

    Press Release – Property Week – JV acquires Mercy Health for $84.5m

    London-based 90 North Group and strategic partners Sidra Capital have acquired the Mercy Health headquarters building in Cincinnati for $84.5m (£65.3m). The acquisition brings 90 North’s total transactions completed this year to $1.66bn. Mercy Health’s 368,447 sq ft corporate headquarters at 1701 Mercy Health Place in Ohio, was acquired by the JV from original developers […]

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  • 30/5/2017

    Viewpoint – Multi multifamily

    Providing an explanation of the term multifamily for those not familiar with the US real estate market, as it was a phrase that flummoxed me when I first heard it, multifamily refers to the rental of apartments and houses to individuals within the same complex, for example, an apartment block with shared amenities. Explanation behind […]

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  • 19/4/2017

    Viewpoint – Fashionable Students

    Islamic investor interest in student accommodation would appear to peak every two to three years; while our own 90 North’s first acquisition was in the student sector in 2012 and we were far from alone that year, I last wrote about Islamic investor activity in mid-2014 and find myself again putting fingers to the keyboard […]

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  • 29/3/2017

    Viewpoint – Islamic real estate down under

    Never underestimate Australia. At least that’s what I’ve learnt since researching it further. Firstly, it’s a lot bigger than you think. If it could be placed over Europe, if would completely block out the sun, all the way from Ireland and Portugal in the west to Romania in the east. Equally, it’s not far off […]

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