News & Views

  • 15/12/2021

    90 North’s 10th Anniversary

    While the pandemic prevented a single gathering of the global team, 90 North organised a series of events over the last couple of weeks to mark its 10th anniversary. After more than 18 months of video board meetings, the board members enjoyed an evening together in London’s Royal Automobile Club, 10 years to the day […]

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  • 9/12/2021

    Viewpoint – It pays to do good

    The shared values of environmental, social and governance investing and Shariah screening have long been recognized, but now research from Knight Frank provides evidence that doing more than the minimum is both ethically and financially beneficial. Knight Frank took a sample of 1,500 green-rated and unrated London office sales over the last decade. Its modelling […]

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  • 29/11/2021

    Press Release – Job Seekers Find a New Home in Kidderminster

    90 North is delighted to report that The Job Centre has taken the last remaining unit at Crossley Retail Park in Kidderminster. Currently being fitted out, it is due to open in the new year, providing a valuable resource to local residents and employers. This letting is the latest event in a run of success […]

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  • 23/11/2021

    Viewpoint – The REIT Stuff

    It has been four years since I last wrote about Islamic REITs, so it is long overdue a revisit, particularly with the level of activity in recent months. Saudi Arabia continues to dominate the headlines. Now five years since its REIT legislation was passed, there seems to be no let-up in activity, including Jadwa REIT […]

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  • 16/11/2021

    Press Release – Hot Leasing as Temperatures Fall

    90 North is delighted to report that after a flurry of leasing activity its office property outside Chicago, The Reserve at Deer Park, is now fully let after 130,000 sq.ft. of new leases Two full floors of research and development laboratory and office space have been let. One floor to a tenant in the healthcare […]

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  • 25/10/2021

    Viewpoint – All Graphs Going Up?

    Recent research published by Moody’s Investors Service makes for encouraging reading for any Islamic asset manager, but what are the consequences of all this positivity? Moody’s surveyed the chief investment officers of leading asset managers in the GCC, asking for their expectations over the next 12 months. Even after discounting for some talking-up of their […]

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  • 22/9/2021

    Viewpoint – US bounce-back bulls

    While there is no doubt that the US economy is bouncing back strongly, I caught up on two pieces of research this week which shared similar conclusions with respect to which cities are in full bullish recovery mode, and which may be lagging somewhat behind. The US is great for data, with CBRE amazingly (at […]

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  • 13/8/2021

    Press Release – 90 North Completes Sale of Heerema Marine Contractors Headquarters

    90 North is delighted to announce that it has completed the sale of Heerema Marine Contractors headquarters in Leiden, The Netherlands. The property was built in 2015 and provides 20,616 sq.m. of office accommodation, arranged over 10 floors with 589 car park spaces and was built according to BREEAM-NL “Excellent” standards. The property is fully […]

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  • 26/7/2021

    Viewpoint – Making an ESG impact

    UBS recently reported on the key findings from its Alternative Investments Conference’s panel discussion on how environmental, social and governance (ESG) criteria are positively changing real estate investment decisions. Under a report titled ‘How do real assets contribute to tomorrow’s world?’, UBS shared its key conclusions that there was clear investor appetite for sustainable real […]

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  • 10/6/2021

    Press Release – 90 North Completes $100M+ Recapitalisation of Bon Secours Mercy Health Headquarters

    90 North is delighted to announce that it has completed the equity and debt recapitalisation of Bon Secours Mercy Health’s headquarters outside Cincinnati, Ohio. Originally purchased in May 2017 with Saudi Arabian investors, the merger between Bon Secours and Mercy Health required expansion at the property, with 90 North working with the tenant to fund […]

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