News & Views

  • 18/7/2019

    Viewpoint – South for the summer

    The summer holidays are upon us here in the UK, with many of us Brits taking the well-trodden route down to Spain. But it seems we won’t be alone, with Spain being the second-most visited country in the world … second only to France. Not sure that is what I would have guessed, but there […]

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  • 5/7/2019

    Press Release – IPE Real Assets – Saudi investor Arbah Capital acquires Glasgow’s Sauchiehall Building

    Saudi Arabia-based Arbah Capital has acquired the Sauchiehall Building in Glasgow through a shariah-comliant investment structure for £55m (€60.4m). The retail property was acquired in conjunction with 90 North Real Estate from private equity firm KKR and real estate operator Quadrant Estates. The 309,000sqft Sauchiehall Building has eight floors and is located on Sauchiehall Street […]

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  • 12/6/2019

    Viewpoint – Boring is best

    More great research in from CBRE, with a report on investors’ investment intentions for 2019 in the Americas. Its findings resonate with what we are finding among our Islamic investors and I thought it would be worth sharing the highlights. The most striking thing that caught my attention, even though it was perhaps obvious but […]

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  • 8/5/2019

    Viewpoint – Driving distribution assets

    Distribution warehouses have long been in favour by Islamic investors as a real estate investment, but competition to buy remains intense and as a result yields can be low, encouraging many to consider new countries to achieve the returns they desire. The most recent significant acquisition announcement was from Bahrain’s Investcorp, with a US$170 million […]

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  • 3/4/2019

    Viewpoint – Fund time

    While writing my real estate section for IFN Guide 2019 at the end of last year, I commented that: “It feels like we should be on the verge of successful fundraising for at least one major fund initiative where quality assets can be owned for the long term, and investors offered some form of liquidity […]

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  • 25/3/2019

    In the Media – The Star Malaysia – Growth opportunities in the UK market

    Independent real estate investment manager 90 North Real Estate Partners LLP (90 North) sees growth opportunities in the UK property sector despite its challenging housing market and Brexit conundrum. John Yeend, Partner and Head of United Kingdom, believes that investors who are looking to invest for the long-haul, stand to benefit greatly from the United […]

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  • 15/3/2019

    Viewpoint – Brexit pause

    The fear of writing about Brexit is that by the time it’s published, the situation has probably changed, but choosing not to delve into the pros and cons and certainly not the politics that is deeply entrenched in the whole debate, I’m probably on safer ground and will focus on “Just the facts, ma’am”. The […]

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  • 13/3/2019

    Press Release – Commercial Property Executive – FBI Building in Denver Sells for $73M

    USAA Realty purchased the 175,000-square-foot Class A office asset in the city’s Stapleton neighborhood from 90 North Real Estate Partners, in a deal brokered by JLL. USAA Realty has acquired a four-story Denver office building that is 100 percent leased to the Federal Bureau of Investigation. JLL arranged the $72.9 million deal. Independent investment advisory […]

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  • 13/3/2019

    Press Release – 90 North acquires Mercedes-Benz new Dutch HQ in Holland

    90 North Real Estate Partners LLP (“90 North”) acting as Property and Investment Adviser has acquired from Laaggraven Investments B.V. the new Mercedes-Benz (‘Mercedes’) Dutch HQ in Nieuwegein, Utrecht for a private investor in a transaction worth €27.9M. The Property has been substantially remodelled and redeveloped over last 12-months to provide 12,273 Sqm of office […]

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  • 1/2/2019

    Viewpoint – Real estate: Recognizing global quality

    Shariah compliant real estate investment has long been an established product offering for Islamic investment managers. The allure of bricks and mortar remains, frequently with an attractive income component compared to equities or Sukuk. While tenant use of course needs to be monitored, the basics of real estate investment suit Shariah principles well, with a […]

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