PIMCO recently announced the launch of the PIMCO Flexible Real Estate Income Fund (REFLX). The fund is the firm’s first real-estate-focused interval fund that will invest in public and private markets and will seek to harness the expertise and resources of its $190 billion commercial real estate (CRE) platform. REFLX will have the flexibility to invest in four distinct quadrants of the commercial real estate markets: private equity by acquiring stabilized income-oriented CRE, private real estate loans, public debt such as commercial mortgage-backed securities, and public equity such as REITs. Dan Ivascyn, PIMCO Managing Director and Group Investment Officer and head of the team managing the fund stated, “Higher yields and lower valuations in both public and private markets make for an attractive environment for patient investors ready to deploy funds in a flexible vehicle that can allocate investments across commercial real estate.” Similar to a mutual fund, interval funds are continuously offered. Investors can sell their shares back to the fund, but unlike a mutual fund, they may only be able to do so quarterly through the fund’s periodic repurchase offers.
Finsum:PIMCO adds to its stable of interval funds with the launch of the commercial real estate-focused Flexible Real Estate Income Fund.
Based on research by S&P Global Market Intelligence, more than half of U.S. equity REITs reported third-quarter funds from operations (FFO) that exceeded sell-side analyst expectations. S&P analyzed 127 U.S. REITs and found that 71 reported FFO per share higher than third-quarter consensus estimates. Out of the remaining REITs, 24 equaled consensus expectations for the quarter and 32 fell short of FFO expectations. The research covered U.S. equity REITs that trade on the Nasdaq, NYSE, and NYSE American, have market caps over $200 million, and have had three or more FFO-per-share estimates for the three months ending on September 30th. The top industries that outperformed were industrials and self-storage, with 9 out of the 11 industrial REITs surpassing analyst FFO-per-share estimates during the quarter. One notable self-storage REIT was Americold Realty Trust Inc., which reported a core FFO of 25 cents per share, 31.6% above its consensus estimate. Out of all the industries, the largest beat was Safehold Inc., which more than doubled its estimate of 42 cents per share.
Finsum:REITs had a strong quarter with 56% reporting third-quarter funds from operations that outperformed sell-side analyst expectations.
Someone say crystal ball?
Well, might not be a bad idea, given that, this year, according to projections from the Global “Real Estate Market" Report, the ballooning of the real estate market’s expected to hit multimillion dollars by 2029, reported marketwatch.com.
Revenue wise, the Real Estate Market will register a “magnificent” spike in CAGR over the next seven years according to the report, a detailed, comprehensive analysis for global Door and Real Estate market. Against the backdrop of a perpetually changing market, the report delves into the competition, supply and demand trends. That’s not to mention key factors abetting its evolving demands across many markets.
In September, the number of single family homes dipped while the median price – both month and over month and year over year – scooted north. And this year? Funny you should ask: it represents the highest October median month in the same period the area’s had. Varying peaks and valleys are being felt in each micro region, culminating in a landscape of inconsistency.
According to its bi-annual Investor Sentiment Report, commercial real estate data platform Lightbox found that real estate investors are increasingly concerned about a potential recession. In fact, 90 percent of the survey respondents were concerned about the potential for an upcoming recession. Survey participants included commercial real estate professionals from brokerage firms, investment firms, and other real estate segments. Approximately one-third of the survey’s respondents said they were “very concerned” about a recession, while 56 percent said they were just “concerned.” Only 10 percent said they were not concerned at all. The survey, which was taken in August and September, also reflected concerns over the impact of rising interest rates, inflation, and supply chain disruption. Looking at the rest of 2022, most respondents were not optimistic about the real estate market, but 42 percent were more optimistic about 2023. In addition, 80 percent of respondents said rising interest rates, high inflation, and other issues have impacted their hiring strategy, while forty percent said they are only hiring for high-priority needs.
Finsum: Based on the results of a recent survey, 90 percent of real estate investors are concerned about the potential for an upcoming recession.
CrowdStreet Advisors, the in-house investment manager for the real estate investing platform CrowdStreet, recently announced plans to accelerate the development of private commercial real estate solutions for financial advisors. CrowdStreet Advisors provides access to private commercial real estate investments that had previously only been available to institutional investors. As of September 30th, the firm had $431 million in assets under management across separately managed accounts and more than 25 private funds. CrowdStreet REIT I (C-REIT), the firm's flagship fund, was recently launched and offers financial advisors a low-cost entry point for clients interested in private commercial real estate projects focused on growth and capital appreciation. C-REIT, which has so far raised $37 million, is available on custody platforms such as Fidelity, Schwab, Pershing, TD Ameritrade, and 17 self-directed IRA custodians. The accelerated expansion of these solutions is due to an increased need for client portfolio diversification and inflation protection.
Finsum: Due to increased demand for portfolio diversification, CrowdStreet Advisors is accelerating the development of private real estate solutions for financial advisors and their clients.
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