News & Views

  • 9/8/2018

    Press Release – Zawya – Middle East investment expert joins 90 North advisory team

    International real estate investor 90 North has appointed Middle East expert Richard Banks as Board Adviser. He will support 90 North on further developing strategic partnerships in the Middle East with organisations sharing 90 North’s business focus on socially responsible real estate investments. Banks has an international reputation as a Middle East expert and GCC […]

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  • 17/7/2018

    Press Release – Business News Australia – London investors scoop up Quest Apartment Hotel in Brisbane for $24m

    London based investments firm 90 North Real Estate Partners (90 North) have made their first foray into the Australian real estate market with the acquisition of a brand-new Quest Apartment Hotel in Brisbane. Located in Greater Springfield, Queensland, the Quest hotel transaction is worth $24.3 million. 90 North launched in Sydney in 2017, and the […]

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  • 11/7/2018

    Viewpoint – An ethical high street

    A comment piece in The Times newspaper recently caught my eye. It was written by Julian Richer, the owner of electrical retailer Richer Sounds in the UK, who had some interesting observations on the retail sector in the UK and how ethics have a bigger impact on retailer success than most people imagine. As investors, […]

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  • 5/7/2018

    Viewpoint – Commercial office outlook: the disruption dynamic

    Much has been made of the impact that big data, artificial intelligence and “the cloud” will have in disrupting traditional business models, but not of the seismic effect that it will have on the market for corporate real estate, writes Nick Judd, founder and head of investment at 90 North. It will, though, have a […]

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  • 30/5/2018

    Viewpoint – Summer slowdown?

    As we are now in the holy month of Ramadan and with the thermometer and thoughts of summer starting to rise in the Middle East, we would normally expect investor interest in Islamic real estate investments to have started waning by now, which is certainly what I have seen in previous years. However, we seem […]

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  • 25/4/2018

    Viewpoint – Swiss Shariah sunrise

    Spending a week skiing in Switzerland over the recent school holidays reminded me of what a beautiful country it is, particularly among the mountains and around the lakes. Not wanting to turn our trip into a busman’s holiday, I got to thinking of excuses to come back, perhaps with a spot of real estate investment. […]

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  • 28/3/2018

    Viewpoint – Return on empathy

    Reviewing my morning IFN Alerts, I was interested to read of Olive Investments’s launch of their Shariah compliant fund to invest in Australian medical properties. It is great to see more Islamic investment focus on Australia and in this case in the healthcare sector, one that Islamic investors have been drawn to frequently over the years. While […]

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  • 28/2/2018

    Viewpoint – Postcard from my travels

    I’ve just returned from two weeks of travel, meeting with both existing and prospective Islamic investors in Southeast Asia and the Middle East. With eight flights covering close to 16,500 miles, there was plenty of time to sleep, watch the latest films, but also catch up on my real estate reading. The recently released JLL […]

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  • 14/2/2018

    Press Release – Property Funds World – 90 North kicks off 2018 with USD135m Lenovo HQ exit

    90 North Real Estate Partners has completed the sale of Lenovo’s headquarter campus in North Carolina, US, for USD135,300,000.  The buyer is Mumtalakat Holding Company, the Kingdom of Bahrain’s Sovereign Wealth Fund, in partnership with Sentinel Real Estate Investment Corporation. The recently completed transaction – 90 North’s first in 2018 – involves the sale of […]

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  • 25/1/2018

    Viewpoint – Islamic Finance News – What’s the Alternative?

    Welcome to 2018! My year started by waking on 1st January in a beautiful and thankfully warm treehouse amongst the English countryside. As a colleague described it: “Philip is up a tree”, but it really was a fantastic experience with my family, and on reflection this set the tone for the year so far. One […]

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