REAL ESTATE TECHNOLOGY
RealFoundations | June 03, 2022
RealFoundations, one of the world's foremost providers of consulting and managed services for the real estate industry, announced the launch of its new Investor Sector Practice Group, which aims to help investors and investment managers elevate their real estate assets and drive improved returns.
Investors and investment managers are challenged by insufficient modeling capabilities, unstructured information sharing, limited technology integrations and the inability to report portfolio performance quickly, accurately, and with consistency across various metrics. RealFoundations' Investor Sector Practice Group provides a forum for industry leaders to openly discuss the pain points, technologies, and leading practices that span business functions such as Capital Management, Fund and Portfolio Management and Accounting, Asset Management, and Property Operations, Development, Enterprise Strategy, and Governance.
The Practice Group and its Advisory Panel, comprised of passionate real estate professionals with significant experience in the Investment Management sector, focus on designing an industry-leading model that enables investment managers to effectively:
Monitor performance across their portfolio from underwriting through disposition,
Report portfolio diversification across various metrics,
Measure and monitor all leases and leasing activity across their portfolio,
Analyze debt exposure by fund, asset, and lender,
Respond to internal and external ad-hoc inquiries using readily available applications and data, and
Forecast and model portfolio performance based on various scenarios.
With over 200 years of combined experience transforming the way investors and investment managers work across North America, Europe, and Asia Pacific, RealFoundations has delivered actionable insights to the top 5 ranked firms, as well as 13 of the top 25 ranked firms, recognized by IPE Real Assets in their top 150 Real Estate Investment Managers list.
Our Investor Practice Group partners with real estate firms to implement improved decision-making capabilities which ultimately leads to greater portfolio returns. Our practitioners have years of experience in the real estate investment sector which enables us to quickly evaluate companies' operating platforms and recommend enhancements to streamline efficiency and increase profitability."
Brent McFerren, Enterprise Managing Consultant, RealFoundations
The Investor Sector Practice Group levers RealFoundations' long-running relationships with organizations such as IREI, NAREIM, NCREIF and PREA, along with its accumulated expertise and foremost knowledge of leading practices and technologies to offer value-add problem-solving strategies to the industry, furthering its mission to make real estate run better.
RealFoundations is the world's foremost professional services firm focused solely on the real estate industry. Through our delivery of Management Consulting and Managed Services, we help companies that develop, own, operate, service or invest in real estate make better, more profitable decisions. We are proud partners to over 450 real estate companies around the globe, providing accelerated solutions that solve some of real estate's most complex challenges. We Make Real Estate Run Better.
REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT
JLL Income Property Trust, Inc. and LaSalle Investment Management | August 10, 2022
JLL Income Property Trust, an institutionally managed daily NAV REIT with approximately $6.8 billion in portfolio assets announced today the acquisition of Silverado Square, a 48,000-square-foot retail center in Las Vegas, Nevada. The retail property is anchored by Sprouts Farmers Market, shadow anchored by CVS, and includes a parcel that is fully entitled for nearly 5,000 square feet of rentable retail space. Silverado Square was acquired for $24.4 million.
"Silverado Square is a well-located property that fits within our thesis of acquiring high-quality, grocery-anchored retail centers, Its location next to two major thoroughfares and near a large master-planned community, along with its strong tenant roster and long-term lease commitments, should bode well for the center's continued success in generating stable income. As we saw throughout the pandemic, grocery-anchored retail is resilient, and can continue to provide returns for our stockholders throughout volatile market conditions."
-JLL Income Property Trust President and CEO Allan Swaringen
Constructed in 2018, Silverado Square benefits from a highly visible location on two thoroughfares in the Silverado Ranch master-planned community, which is home to more than 55,000 people. The property ranks in the top quartile of LaSalle Research & Strategy's proprietary Supermarket Trading Area Rating System (STARS), which ranks more than 40,000 grocery-anchored retail centers in the US. The high score owes to Silverado Square's proximity to population density and median income that are both above the national average. The property has a weighted average lease term of more than eight years, including a 15-year lease signed by Sprouts in 2018 that features 10 percent rent escalations every five years. Overall, the property is 98 percent leased.
The fully entitled parcel, directly to the east of the existing structures, provides JLL Income Property Trust with the opportunity to build nearly 5,000 square feet of additional retail space and drive further net operating income. The new building will be leased by three tenants and is scheduled for completion later this year.
JLL Income Property Trust's grocery-anchored retail allocation is 23 properties in 13 key markets valued at nearly $850 million and representing approximately 13 percent of its overall portfolio.
JLL Income Property Trust is an institutionally managed, daily NAV REIT that brings to investors a growing portfolio of commercial real estate investments selected by an institutional investment management team and sponsored by one of the world's leading real estate services firms.
About JLL Income Property Trust, Inc.
Jones Lang LaSalle Income Property Trust, Inc. is a daily NAV REIT that owns and manages a diversified portfolio of high quality, income-producing residential, industrial, grocery-anchored retail, healthcare and office properties located in the United States. JLL Income Property Trust expects to further diversify its real estate portfolio over time, including on a global basis. For more information, visit www.jllipt.com.
About LaSalle Investment Management
LaSalle Investment Management is one of the world's leading real estate investment managers. On a global basis, LaSalle manages approximately $82 billion of assets in private and public real estate property and debt investments as of Q1 2022. LaSalle's diverse client base includes public and private pension funds, insurance companies, governments, corporations, endowments and private individuals from across the globe. LaSalle sponsors a complete range of investment vehicles including separate accounts, open- and closed-end funds, public securities and entity-level investments.
HOME AND DESIGN
HomeStars | May 19, 2022
HomeStars, Canada’s largest network of verified home service professionals, is proud to announce a new partnership with Perch, a technology platform offering homebuyers and homeowners the financial insights they need to build wealth through real estate. This first-of-its-kind partnership will help homeowners find flexible refinancing solutions to fund their renovation and home improvement needs.
Through the new partnership, HomeStars offers a refinancing option to Canadian homeowners looking to make home renovations, repairs, or improvements. Homeowners can now receive cash based on the equity in their homes and use these funds for home improvement projects.
We couldn’t be more excited to partner with Perch and offer Canadian homeowners flexible refinancing options to fund their home renovations. It’s been a difficult year for Canadians, with the volatile housing market and economic pressures making purchasing newer homes less accessible and forcing many Canadians to stay in their homes longer. This partnership will allow homeowners to increase the value of their homes and make the much-needed improvements to their homes. This is a great opportunity to provide Canadians with an alternative to financing to give them continued comfort in their homes and live in a space they’re proud of.”
Shir Magen, CEO of HomeStars
The 2021 HomeStars Reno Report reported that 20 percent of Canadians needed financial assistance to execute home renovations, and many put off home improvements due to the daunting costs associated. With the current market volatility, its expected more Canadians will be financially stretched. HomeStars met this growing financial need by partnering with Perch to empower Canadians to execute their home renovations without the upfront investment. Whether it’s Canadians choosing to age in place, convert their home to one that can be multi-generational, or reinvest in their current property due to the current housing market, through this new partnership, homeowners will be able to get quality work done through vetted professionals with a lower financial impact on their monthly budget.
Homeowners can access the Perch refinancing calculator on https://homestars.com to help understand their borrowing power while starting a HomeStars service request. After entering your current property value and mortgage information, homeowners will have the ability to view the results and either begin the pre-approval process or chat with a Perch advisor. Once your loan is finalized and you are matched with a verified pro, you can leverage the funds towards your dream home project with a reputable pro.
“Perch’s analytics help Canadians get pre-approved for their mortgages and give them insights to understand exactly how much they can afford,” says Alex Leduc, Founder & CEO of Perch. “We saw a connection to the HomeStars online home services platform, and we’re very excited to be working with them. Together, we can help homeowners reach their goals faster.”
By leveraging Canada’s largest network of verified home service professionals, HomeStars allows Canadians to choose qualified professionals in their area and have a clear line of sight into home service professionals' ratings and quality of work. Canadian homeowners are well equipped to hire right the first time with a proprietary star score, verified background and finance checks, and manually verified reviews.
HomeStars is Canada's largest network of verified and community-reviewed home service professionals. HomeStars empowers Canadian homeowners to hire right the first time for home renovations or repairs by connecting project-ready homeowners with the best pros in their neighborhood. In 2021, 8 million homeowners visited HomeStars looking for a pro for their next home improvement project. HomeStars was created in 2006 to relieve Canadian homeowners’ anxiety and put their minds at ease knowing they’ve hired a vetted, highly rated home service professional. With three distinct trust metrics, HomeStars gives Canadians the confidence of hiring right the first time, can vet pros recommended to homeowners, and allows for searching and requesting for specific home service professionals. HomeStars is based in Toronto, Ontario, and is an operating business of Angi.