News & Views

  • 12/1/2023

    Viewpoint – Time for TARA

    2022 can safely be described as a year of two halves with respect to Islamic real estate investment. Scanning the IFN news database may be relatively unscientific, but it does support what we have seen on the ground that international real estate investment dropped substantially from the end of June, as investors paused to monitor […]

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  • 17/11/2022

    Viewpoint – Property and politics

    The opportunity recently to present to a room of Kuwaiti investors on the outlook for UK real estate was a first for me, as I felt obliged to open with a slide or two on politics. Reflecting on former chancellor of the Exchequer Kwasi Kwarteng’s so-called ‘mini budget’, which would, if it had been implemented, […]

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  • 12/10/2022

    Viewpoint – Rising residential

    Investment into the rented residential sector has long been one of the preferred real estate sectors for Islamic investors, with recent research from UBS providing a global perspective, an explanation for the sector’s robustness and some interesting projections for the future. Firstly, rented residential volumes have grown significantly in recent years, most notably in the US […]

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  • 27/9/2022

    Viewpoint – Euro vision

    Currency is not always the first consideration when selecting real estate investment strategies, but when the euro reaches parity with the US dollar for the first time in 20 years, it warrants a closer look, particularly when the challenges of rising energy costs, wider inflation and increasing benchmark interest rates are impacting all western markets. […]

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  • 2/9/2022

    90 North supports RNLI 911 Challenge

    We are delighted to be one of the sponsors for the RNLI (Royal National Lifeboat Institution) 911 Challenge 2022. Their challenge is to drive anti-clockwise around the whole of Ireland both North & South, visiting all 75 RNLI Lifeboat Stations (past & present) and we’ve sponsored their visit to Enniskillen. They will be travelling over 2,000 […]

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  • 2/8/2022

    Viewpoint – Onwards and upwards

    It has been great to see the university graduation photos across LinkedIn and social media over the last few weeks. Joy for a job well done, and justified optimism for the future. Hoping not to detract from the endeavours of so many students, we feel the same here at 90 North, having recently closed our […]

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  • 28/7/2022

    Press Release – Academy Investment Fund Closed

    90 North and Rasameel are delighted to announce the first closing of the Academy Investment Fund of student accommodation across the United Kingdom. With a combined value of £90,000,000, the five assets are located in prime student cities servicing the best, highly ranked and well-known universities across England, Scotland and Wales comprising: Exeter One, Exeter. […]

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  • 11/7/2022

    Ed Lowe completes Three Peaks Challenge

    Congratulations to our Investment Analyst, Ed Lowe who over the weekend completed the Three Peaks Challenge. Along with other volunteers, Ed climbed the UK’s three highest peaks – Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon in 23 hours 15 minutes. The group have raised over £5,000 for Oxford & District Mencap, a charity which provides much […]

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  • 28/6/2022

    Press Release – Sval Energy sign new Stavanger lease

    90 North is delighted to announce the completion of a new 10-year lease to Sval Energy AS, who have taken all 10,358 sq.m. of an office property on Stavanger’s coast, the capital of the oil and gas industry in Norway. The lease coincided with Sval Energy’s $1.1 billion acquisition of the Norwegian business of Spirit […]

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  • 22/6/2022

    Viewpoint – More from multifamily?

    Investment into US multifamily properties has long been a favourite of Islamic investors, and for good reason it would seem, with Newmark reporting a 20% total return for this sector in the 12 months to the end of March, driven by valuation increases. While it is tempting to suggest that such growth cannot continue and […]

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