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On the money

The money-weighted internal rate of return is the single most important metric for those investing in closed end real estate vehicles, particularly funds with a value added or opportunity strategy.  The advent of the new ANREV/ INREV/ NCREIF Global IRR Index, published in a consultation release this April, is therefore exciting news.   Read more

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New data sources for real estate

The exponential growth of recorded data is one of the most striking features of technological change over recent years.  Not only did the volume of global data nearly double between 2015 and 2018 to 33 zettabytes (one zettabyte corresponds to 1,000 bn terabytes), but it is also projected to increase to 175 zettabytes by 2025, according a study by the International Data Corporation (IDC). Read more

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INREV Global Investor Index

You may not be aware of it, but 2019 already marks the fourth anniversary of INREV’s Global Real Estate Investor Performance Index or the INREV Global Investor Index as it is also known as. Relevant to most investors, this all-inclusive index should be on your radar by now. But as this may not be the case, it’s time to change things.   Read more

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Embarking on a new index odyssey

The new INREV ODCE Consultation Index was launched at the Annual Conference in April. The index’s name, which is usually pronounced ‘odyssey,’ is shorthand for open end, diversified, core and equity. Read more

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A day to remember

On April 2, 2019, the INREV Asset Level Index was revealed to the European real estate investment industry.  Read more

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A recipe for rich data

Big data already dominates virtually every aspect of human existence. It's a situation that will only intensify, but the volume of data alone is not the end game. Quality and depth are critical factors in defining the relative usefulness of any data set.  Read more

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The INREV IRR Index has arrived

After many years of painstaking work, the INREV IRR (Internal Rate of Return) Index was launched in May this year. The IRR Index is the latest and a welcome addition to INREV’s index series – including the INREV Annual Index, the INREV Quarterly Index and the Global Real Estate Funds Index. Read more

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A new approach to measuring real estate risk

Real estate is playing an increasingly important role in investors’ portfolios. Between 2004 and 2016, the share of pension funds’ real estate investments grew from 3.4% to 9.0% (approximately $242.1 billion) of total assets globally (1). Read more

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Taming the tide of data

We are all familiar with escalating demands for data. The databases of real estate fund providers are being asked to meet an evergrowing list of requirements, at shorter and shorter time intervals. Read more

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EU Benchmark Regulation

The EU Benchmark Regulation (EU 2016 /1011) imposes new requirements on firms that provide, contribute to or use a wide range of interest rate, currency, securities and other indices, including real estate indices. Read more