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Recent Insights

Real Estate Debt: A Rising Asset Class

Steve Bailey, managing director and portfolio manager for PGIM’s real estate debt strategies, describes the advantages of being part of the PGIM platform, the risk-return spectrum for real estate debt, the challenges faced by the asset class as it grows, its appeal to institutional investors, and the impact of the rising interest rate environment.

Investing in the Americas

Kevin R. Smith, head of Americas for PGIM Real Estate, discusses PGIM Real Estate’s platform in the Americas and its more than 45-year history of innovation, as well as investment opportunities in the region.

Investing in Asia Pacific

Benett Theseira, head of Asia Pacific for PGIM Real Estate, discusses PGIM Real Estate’s platform and its more than 20-year history in Asia Pacific, as well as investment opportunities in the region.

Innovations in DC Investment Options

In this roundtable, David Skinner, executive direction and defined contribution practice leader at PGIM Real Estate, explains how a range of non-traditional asset classes are being used to meet the needs of the DC market.

LatAm LPs Ramp Up Real Estate Exposure

Domestic investors in Latin America are turning their attention to real estate as they look for greater yields on their investments, according to Alfonso Munk, Americas chief investment officer for PGIM Real Estate.

Inside Mexico’s First Multifamily Portfolio Exit

Alfonso Munk, Americas chief investment officer of PGIM Real Estate, explores the for-rent housing sector in Mexico and how PGIM Real Estate’s exit of 2,500 apartments in Mexico City could set the stage for an institutionally accepted asset class.

Eyeing Debt Deals Amid Brazil’s Liquidity Crunch

Latin America real estate markets may be volatile, but there’s plenty of opportunity outside of the headlines, according to Alfonso Munk, PGIM Real Estate’s Americas chief investment officer.

Finding RE Growth in Europe

Growth may look sluggish and uncertain in Europe, but for Limited Partners, the 28-nation bloc presents some of the most compelling real estate investment opportunities in the world. In this report, Raimondo Amabile, Head of Europe at PGIM Real Estate, discusses the strong property fundamentals in key countries in the region.

Getting Better with Age- Investment Opportunities in Senior Housing

Noah Levy, managing director and senior portfolio manager for PGIM Real Estate's Senior Housing business, participates in a discussion on investment opportunities in senior housing in the Institutional Real Estate/American Senior Housing Association special supplement.

Top Real Estate Macro Trends for 2016

PGIM Real Estate's head of Americas Research Lee Menifee discusses how millennials, e-commerce and foreign capital will be major factors in driving real estate returns.

The opportunity in Asia for Core Real Estate Investment?

PGIM Real Estate's head of Asia Pacific Benett Theseira examines the sectors that present opportunity in the more mature markets of Japan and Australia, as well as in Singapore, Malaysia and China.

PGIM Real Estate Leverages Its Platform for Asian Expansion

PGIM Real Estate's head of Asia Pacific Benett Theseira says regulatory pressures in Asia have catalyzed price corrections in the real estate markets, creating more sensible multiples and opening up opportunity for investors looking to deploy capital.

The UK Pension Revolution

The Pension & Lifetime Savings Association examines the radical changes sweeping the UK pension sector, from investment strategy to income drawdown. PGIM Real Estate discusses how real estate investment can help UK pension schemes reduce their deficits, match their liabilities and diversify internationally.

The Best Structures for Core Real Estate Investing

PGIM Real Estate's global chief operating officer Cathy Marcus discusses why core open-end fund structures are among the most desirable.

New Risks in Core Real Estate Investing

Increased competition for core real estate assets has made valuations spike, creating risk in an otherwise healthy sector of the market. A panel of experts, including PGIM Real Estate's global chief operating officer Cathy Marcus, break down the risks versus the rewards of investing in the asset class.

Defining Core Real Estate in 2015

An increasing number of investors are eyeing core and income-producing real estate. Yet, the asset class is something that the industry has a hard time defining. A panel of experts, including PGIM Real Estate's global chief operating officer Cathy Marcus, discusses what core is today.

No Quick Win in U.S. Senior Living Sector

The senior living sector in the U.S. faces some of the strongest demographic tailwinds ever seen in the real estate industry, and success will only come through operational expertise and slowly growing NOIs, according to a panel including Noah Levy, managing director and senior portfolio manager for PGIM Real Estate's Senior Housing business.

Senior Living: It's All About The Operators

Picking the right operator is one of the most important decisions investors make investing in the U.S. senior living market, according to a panel including Noah Levy, managing director and senior portfolio manager for PGIM Real Estate's Senior Housing business. However, there is no one-size-fits-all operating model for the industry.

PGIM Real Estate Predicts Shorter Real Estate Cycles

PGIM Real Estate's chief executive officer Eric Adler says real estate cycles will be shorter in the future thanks to unprecedented cross-border capital flows.

Defined Contribution's Potential $180 Bn Private Real Estate Bet

PGIM Real Estate's David Skinner and Leonard Kaplan discuss the shift from defined benefit to defined contribution pension plans and how the real estate investment industry is adapting to capture the potential $180 billion of capital from this source.

PGIM Real Estate's Global Real Estate 2014 Outlook

PGIM Real Estate's global head of Investment Research Peter Hayes discusses the global outlook for real estate in 2014.

PGIM Real Estate's Global Real Estate 2014 Mid-Year Outlook

PGIM Real Estate's global head of Investment Research Peter Hayes discusses the outlook for commercial real estate markets as of the middle of 2014.

Investing in Global Real Estate: The Search for Yield

PGIM Real Estate's global head of Investment Research Peter Hayes and global head of Real Estate Securities Marc Halle examine the drivers of the global economic recovery and opportunities for real estate investors seeking higher income.

Sustainability at PGIM Real Estate

Kevin R. Smith, Head of PGIM Real Estate's U.S. Business, discusses PGIM Real Estate's sustainability initiatives and what they mean for our stakeholders.

PGIM Real Estate in the U.S. Commercial Real Estate Market

PGIM Real Estate's head of the U.S. Kevin R. Smith, discusses its U.S. business strategies and how it is positioning itself in the marketplace.

Latin America Commercial Real Estate Opportunities

PGIM Real Estate's head of Latin America Alfonso Munk offers his thoughts on the Latin American commercial real estate market and where investment opportunities lie.

Creating a Smoother Ride for Defined Contribution Plans

PGIM Real Estate's David Skinner and Leonard Kaplan discuss the benefits of investing in real estate in a custom target date fund structure when planning for your retirement.