Research, opinions, and expertise from Principal Real Estate Investors.


Thumbnail - Inside Real Estate: Annual Strategy Outlook for 2022
09 Nov 2021
The real estate investment universe has emerged from the COVID-19 pandemic altered by a shift in human behavior. In the past two years we have changed the way we work, live, and play, which will...
Thumb: PEPF Understanding Carbon neutrality
05 Nov 2021
ESG policies and initiatives, including the implementation of carbon neutrality proposals, will continue to be a top priority for investors, occupiers, and landlords. We believe the transition to a...
Thumb: European core real estate: The importance of investing outside of domestic markets
25 Oct 2021
We believe adding non-domestic exposure to European core real estate may help to benefit portfolios by improving diversification and adding exposure to liquid real estate markets. Get the latest...
Thumb: European Core investing: Looking beyond the pandemic
04 Oct 2021
A core real estate strategy remains a central pillar within the real estate allocation of many institutional investors. But as the sector continues to evolve, Principal Real Estate looks at what’s...
Thumb: The Decisive Eye - Autumn 2021
04 Oct 2021
The DIGITAL trends that have so profoundly impacted the U.S. and listed real estate markets are starting to exert their influence on Europe. Read our Autumn issue of The Decisive Eye, out now.
Thumb: Real Estate sector report: September 2021
28 Sep 2021
We are pleased to share our bi-annual real estate sector report. This piece includes insights from investment professionals across all four real estate quadrants. It provides current conditions and...
Thumb: The U.S. office market in a post-COVID world
21 Sep 2021
The office sector faces unique challenges during the coming decade. In this special report, we examine the return to a new normal for the office property type and what it means for real estate...
Nareit podcast with Todd Kellenberger thumbnail image
16 Sep 2021
REITs can help institutional investors gain access to non-traditional property sectors.
Sustainability Case Study: Indeed Tower thumbnail image
31 Aug 2021
Achieved LEED v4 CS Platinum, AEGB 4-Stars, and targeting Fitwel 1-Star.
ESG and real estate - Evolving drivers of value thumbnail image
31 Aug 2021
A featured piece in IREI, summarizes a roundtable interview of John Berg, senior managing director, head of private equity portfolio management; Russ Beecher, managing director, acquisitions...
DIGITAL Employment report August 2021 thumbnail image
24 Aug 2021
Employment rose during the second quarter of 2021 in 45 of the 48 real estate markets Principal tracks. Our "DIGITAL" sum of markets – those with key long-term growth drivers centered around...
COVID-19 flight: No great migration but a catalyst to existing trends
23 Jul 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic has uniquely affected workers as it forced millions into remote roles for the first time. Yet, despite the rise of telecommuting and advancements in digital communication over...
The impact of rising short-term rates on private real estate credit cover image
14 Mar 2022
Private real estate credit has experienced heavy investment flows aided in part by record levels of property trades and ultra-low interest rates. This paper discusses the impact of those rising...
Our ESG Evolution cover image
11 Mar 2022
This piece shows the timeline of Principal Real Estate's ESG evolution starting in 2008 through to present time. Also highlights industry advancements over the period and our plans for the future.
DIGITAL Employment report 4Q 2021 cover image
28 Feb 2022
Our DIGITAL employment report analyzes employment across the 48 U.S. markets which we track including DIGITAL markets (DIGITAL refers to key long-term growth drivers centered around demographics,...
Real Estate sector report: February 2022 cover image
17 Feb 2022
We are pleased to share our bi-annual real estate sector report. This piece includes insights from investment professionals across all four real estate quadrants. It provides current conditions and...
Commercial Mortgage-Backed Securities (CMBS): Understanding the basics cover image
11 Feb 2022
This short paper seeks to demystify CMBS while also highlighting the benefits of CMBS investing.
Insights into REITs in 2022 cover image
11 Feb 2022
In this Q&A with Todd Kellenberger, Client Portfolio Manager, Principal Real Estate Securities, we take a look at the outlook for REIT markets in 2022 and discuss some of the trends we are...