News & Views

  • 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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  • 10/6/2020

    Press Release – 90 North: Closing During Covid

    90 North has successfully closed $120 million of US and UK acquisitions in the last few weeks, showing its resilience during this Covid-19 pandemic. US Office Headquarters – Ensemble Health Partners HQ, Cincinnati: Redeveloped 400,000 sq.ft headquarters. Tenant has signed a new long term lease. Commercial terms were re-structured with the seller to accommodate any delays […]

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  • 15/5/2020

    Viewpoint – Catalyst for change

    I was privileged to be asked to join a private webinar by one of our Middle Eastern investors last week, which provided the opportunity for its external equities advisor to share his thoughts on the markets during this COVID-19 pandemic. It is healthy to step out of your own world from time to time and […]

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  • 14/5/2020

    Viewpoint – Islamic real estate industry continues to have much to contribute to investors

    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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  • 20/4/2020

    Press Release – 90 North Delivers on Abbott Nutrition Business Plan

    90 North Real Estate Partners LLC (“90 North”) is delighted to report the sale of Abbott Nutrition Headquarters in Columbus, Ohio, in a transaction worth $65,700,000. Working with its investment partner Kamco Investment Company (“Kamco Invest”), the sale, concluded during considerable capital market volatility, delivered on the business plan underwritten for investors. Daniel Cooper, Head […]

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  • 17/4/2020

    Viewpoint – Investing during a lockdown

    While of course everyone’s first concern and priority is beating COVID-19, the now almost universal lockdown to achieve this is changing established protocols among Islamic investors. While some are in a ‘wait and see’ mode, for a great number of Islamic investors the attractions of stable income generated from real estate look attractive against the […]

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  • 12/3/2020

    Viewpoint – ESG in our DNA

    I am delighted with the seemingly exponential growth of environmental and social responsibility consciousness over the last year, as well as the less reported but equally important area of responsible governance. What a healthy contrast to the ‘greed is good’ attitude of the 1980s. But such environmental, social and governance (ESG) considerations are already in […]

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  • 12/2/2020

    Press Release – Guildhall Quarter gets the go-ahead

    The multi-million pound Guildhall Quarter proposals to redevelop three retail sites in the heart of Canterbury, including two due to close imminently with the departure of Debenhams, have been given the go-ahead by Canterbury City Council. The £25m plans will make the Debenhams stores and former Cotswolds Outdoor store that front onto the High Street, […]

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