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Arshiya Khullar is a senior Asia reporter for PERE. Based in Hong Kong, Arshiya covers news and trends in the private real estate markets across Asia-Pacific. In 2016, Arshiya was awarded the prestigious State Street Institutional Press Award for the best newcomer financial journalist in the region for an investigative story on how Anbang Insurance's failed pursuit of Starwood Hotels & Resorts worsened the reputation of the whole Chinese investor community in the global marketplace. In the past, Arshiya's bylines have also appeared on CNN.com, Quartz, Eurogamer, Lloyd's List and StartupsHK.
So-called ‘beds for rent’ sectors in the UK are becoming a preferred allocation choice for investors over offices and retail, according to findings published by Investec.
The pandemic reinforced the need for managers to strike closer partnerships with their tenants, according to the firm’s global head of real estate.
With recovery underway in the US hotel sector, securitisation activity is gradually picking up in select sub-sectors – albeit with more conservative underwriting.
The Toronto-based alternative asset manager will now expand its product offerings stateside following the take-private transaction.
Market disruption caused by the pandemic will create value-add and opportunistic investment opportunities in the two sectors, according to the Swiss investment bank.
Vacancy and rental levels could be on a longer-than-anticipated road to recovery, especially in western markets.
The firm had more than $20bn of inflows in Q2 2020, which includes significant capital raised for the Blackstone Real Estate Debt Strategies IV.
Hotel lobby
UBS' real estate and private markets business analyses the areas of private real estate that will bear the biggest short-term impacts of a world under lockdown.
The sector has seen one of the sharpest drops in performance since the outbreak, according to data unveiled at a Cushman & Wakefield webinar.
Why coronavirus-stricken Italian real estate is not fearing the worst
Industry professionals in the quarantined country insist no one is panicking yet – both because of strong fundamentals and the hope the lockdown is short-lived.
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