News & Views

  • 11/11/2020

    Viewpoint – Putting the ‘real’ back into real estate

    I wrote last month on how sheds remain flavour of the month, or perhaps that should be flavour of the year, with most having in mind a shiny Amazon fulfilment center filled with automated activity. But I want to burst that bubble and make the case for good honest industrial properties that have been swept […]

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  • 5/11/2020

    Press Release – Logical Position Takes Occupancy of Full Floor at The Reserve at Deer Park

    Logical Position has taken occupancy of a 43,000-square-foot, full floor of space at The Reserve at Deer Park in a transaction that underscores the importance of staying ahead of pandemic-related headwinds in today’s office market. The Portland, OR-based digital marketing agency is the first tenant in a newly repositioned section of the 352,966-sf Class A […]

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  • 8/10/2020

    Viewpoint – Beds, meds, sheds and TEDs

    Direct real estate investment is not a short-term game, with the transaction costs, not least from taxes, making short-term gains unlikely and encouraging at least a three- to five year hold, frequently considerably longer. And so, against a backdrop of the coronavirus pandemic and political uncertainty, those of us in the investment management world are […]

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  • 16/9/2020

    Viewpoint – Dodging distress in the new normal

    It was a different summer in many ways this year, including continued investor activity during a period when most would have been taking some time off overseas. However, there has still been a noticeable uptick in interest since the start of September, with both a realisation that the end of the year is fast approaching […]

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  • 10/9/2020

    Viewpoint – Dutch Office Technology Leading the Wellbeing Revolution

    Our Head of Continental Europe, Lisa Amin, shares her thoughts on Dutch offices and how they are leading the way in healthier more sustainable workspaces. We believe it is still too early to be certain about the long-term impact COVID-19 will have on the office sector and work behaviour; however it seems unlikely the new […]

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  • 13/8/2020

    Viewpoint – US Real Estate Investment – Inspiration from the Open Road

    Our Head of North America, Dan Cooper, takes inspiration from his summer travels to revisit the key attributes he looks for in a real estate investment, particularly during a Covid-19 economy. For those that know me, while an optimist personally, I get paid to be prudent, evaluate risk, invest, create value and realise returns; therefore, […]

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  • 15/7/2020

    Viewpoint – New growth

    As most of us find ourselves coming out of lockdown and determining what the ‘new normal’ will look like, I want to share some evidence of new growth in our Shariah compliant real estate portfolio. Working under the restrictions imposed by the state of Ohio, work has continued to fit out a 43,000 square foot […]

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  • 14/7/2020

    Viewpoint – V for Victory with UK Student Accommodation

    Our Head of United Kingdom and student accommodation specialist John Yeend shares his thoughts on the UK student accommodation sector, how universities are adapting to COVID-19 and how demographics are key to understanding the resilience and opportunity that the purpose-built student accommodation (PBSA) sector provides.   A Maturing Sector: Since the removal of the cap […]

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  • 12/6/2020

    Press Release – Cincinnati Business Journal – Ensemble Health Partner’s HQ purchased in the middle of Covid-19 pandemic

    A joint venture between a London-based real estate investment firm and a Kuwait-based investment company has purchased Ensemble Health Partner’s new Blue Ash headquarters. Blue Ash Funding Co. LLC, a joint venture between 90 North Real Estate Partners and Rasameel Investment Co. purchased the 400,000-square-foot campus at 11511 Reed Hartman Highway from Mercy Health last […]

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  • 11/6/2020

    Viewpoint – Closing during COVID-19

    In recent articles, I have covered the practicalities of conducting due diligence during a lockdown and my observation that COVID-19 is accelerating human behavioural changes that were already advancing, but now I can share my experiences from recent closings of acquisitions. For during the second half of May we did just that, both in the […]

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