The Canadian Real Estate Industry Is Also Seeing National Price Declines

Canadian Real Estate Association | April 17, 2019

The Canadian Real Estate Industry Is Also Seeing National Price Declines
Canadian real estate prices turned negative, but not all markets are suffering. Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) numbers show the national price index declined for a second month in a row. Prior to last month, price declines weren’t seen since September 2009, almost a decade ago. Despite the national drop, underperforming markets are beginning to boom.

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Sovran Self Storage, Inc. is a fully integrated, self-administered and self-managed real estate investment trust (REIT) that acquires and manages self storage properties. The Company owns and/or operates more than 500 self storage facilities encompassing over 35 million square feet, making it one of the largest self-storage companies in the United States.

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Inhabit IQ | August 28, 2021

Inhabit IQ®, a unique collective of tech-forward products serving the residential, commercial and vacation rental management industries, and ResMan®, a leading property management SaaS platform provider, today announced that Inhabit IQ has added ResMan to its suite of solutions for multifamily and commercial property management. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. ResMan offers an industry-leading property management platform that helps residential and commercial real estate managers operate more efficiently, thereby benefitting residents, managers and owners. The company's technologies provide end-to-end visibility into both front- and back-office operations, including accounting, budgeting, maintenance, reporting, and end-to-end leasing, among other unique capabilities. This transaction will give Inhabit IQ a core residential-focused property management solution, while further expanding Inhabit IQ's presence in the affordable housing market. Inhabit IQ's market-leading ancillary product offerings covering payments, screening, insurance, utility billing, document management, inspections, facility maintenance and learning management are highly complementary with ResMan, and the combination will enable the company to meet the evolving needs and priorities of property management companies. The platforms of both Inhabit IQ and ResMan will remain open to partnerships with other solutions providers, allowing customers the choice of best-in-class providers to manage and optimize performance. "We admire the quality of ResMan's products, team and customer-centric approach. With ResMan's industry-leading technology platform, we will have a full suite of solutions that allow property managers for residential, commercial and vacation rental properties to seamlessly operate their businesses either exclusively with Inhabit IQ and ResMan or in partnership with other providers," said Lisa Stinnett, CEO of Inhabit IQ. "Providing customers with flexibility and access to best-in-class solutions have been the guiding principles for both our companies. We are excited to welcome the talented ResMan team to Inhabit IQ, and look forward to further accelerating innovation across our solutions as we offer a one-stop, industry-leading platform to our clients." "We're excited to join forces with Inhabit IQ and take our company to the next level as part of a premier and differentiated platform of leading property management solutions and services," said Paul Bridgewater, CEO of ResMan. "In recent years, we have successfully scaled our customer-first service model and expanded the reach of our software platform to new segments of the industry. Inhabit IQ's industry knowledge and collaborative approach with fast-growing tech companies make them the ideal partner to create a true industry-leading offering." "We are proud to have supported ResMan's growth and expansion as the company takes this exciting next step in their journey," said Gavin Turner, Managing Partner at Mainsail Partners, ResMan's growth equity partner prior to today's transaction. "Since our investment in 2017, ResMan has experienced strong organic growth as a result of key investments in people, innovation and technology, as well as transformative growth from several add-on acquisitions. We are confident ResMan will continue to accelerate its momentum and provide clients with an even stronger offering as part of Inhabit IQ. We look forward to watching their continued success." ResMan's headquarters will remain in Plano, Texas, and the Company will continue to be led by Paul Bridgewater and its current senior leadership team. Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP served as legal advisor to Inhabit IQ. Harris Williams LLC served as financial advisor to ResMan. About ResMan ResMan is the preferred growth partner that drives profitability and efficiency for nearly a thousand property management companies across the U.S. ResMan delivers the property management industry's most innovative technology platform, making property investments and operations more profitable and easier to manage. ResMan's platform unlocks a new path to growth for property management companies that deliver consistent NOI improvement and brilliant resident experiences easier than ever before. About Inhabit IQ Inhabit IQ is a unique collective of tech-forward companies serving the vacation and property management industries. Its strategic partnerships deliver best-in-class software solutions and services while fostering innovation and collaboration with like-minded entrepreneurs and industry leaders. 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The firm's approach to driving value creation is anchored in a dedicated Operations Team that is purpose-built to help founders scale their businesses and accelerate growth. These women and men include former software company operators who leverage real-world experience, well-established best practices, and a true partnership ethos to support management teams.

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REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT

JLL Income Property Trust Acquires Suburban Chicago Distribution Center

JLL Income Property Trust | January 14, 2022

JLL Income Property Trust, an institutionally managed daily NAV REIT (NASDAQ: ZIPTAX; ZIPTMX; ZIPIAX; ZIPIMX) with $5.9 billion in portfolio assets, today announced the acquisition of Elgin Distribution Center, a Class A, two-building industrial property totaling 407,000 square feet and located in the northwest Chicago suburb of Elgin, Illinois. The purchase price was approximately $47 million. The Elgin Distribution Center fits squarely within our industrial investment thesis as a well-located, newly constructed property with strong tenant profiles, The Elgin warehouse submarket stands out for its access to a robust labor pool and close proximity to Chicago, along with O'Hare International Airport, which we believe will drive long-term value for these properties. Industrial remains an overweight target for our portfolio given our belief that it will provide strong, long-term cashflow to our diverse portfolio. Our aggregate industrial allocation is now over $1.7 billion, or approximately 30 percent of our $5.9 billion portfolio, and includes 54 properties across 13 key markets." Allan Swaringen, JLL Income Property Trust President and CEO. Recently constructed in 2020, the properties are built to state-of-the-art design specifications. The larger building, which totals over 326,000 square feet, is cross-docked with 33-foot clear heights. The smaller building, which totals more than 80,000 square feet is rear docked and has 29-foot clear heights and includes a front-office. The properties are 100 percent leased with a weighted average lease term of approximately 10 years. According to LaSalle Research & Strategy, the Chicago metro is the country's second largest industrial market, with 1.2 billion square feet of industrial space. Chicago's central location, proximity to irreplaceable transportation infrastructure and access to a large population make it a critical hub for national distributors. Over the four quarters ending in Q1 2021, Chicago's industrial market experienced 18.5 million square feet of net absorption and a steady decline in vacancy rates. Chicago also has the highest going-in yields of any gateway industrial market in the U.S. The Elgin Distribution center also benefits from access to a growing population and large labor pool, as well as excellent access to major transportation nodes including Interstate 90, Route 31, Randall Road and Route 47. 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 Jones Lang LaSalle 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. About LaSalle Investment Management LaSalle Investment Management is one of the world's leading real estate investment managers. On a global basis, LaSalle manages over $76 billion of assets in private and public real estate property and debt investments as of Q3 2021. 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.

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Sovran Self Storage, Inc. is a fully integrated, self-administered and self-managed real estate investment trust (REIT) that acquires and manages self storage properties. The Company owns and/or operates more than 500 self storage facilities encompassing over 35 million square feet, making it one of the largest self-storage companies in the United States.