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


PDF Thumbnail: Connecting the dots to financial performance
15 May 2017
As a leading manager in commercial real estate investing, we recognize the financial benefits of employing green strategies wherever feasible; it’s a critical part of delivering best-in-class...
Thumbnail: Six trends driving sustainability in commercial real estate
01 May 2017
The following article was originally published in NAREIM Dialogues, Spring 2017  ...
Thumb: Inside Real Estate: Annual strategy outlook for 2020
12 Dec 2019
What can we expect from the global economy in 2020? What trends do we expect to drive commercial real estate markets in 2020? How is demographics affecting real estate globally? Read our annual...
Thumb: Capitalizing on an inefficient market
29 Oct 2019
This white paper focuses on why investors should go active for their REIT allocation in their portfolio. This paper explains where opportunities arise in inefficient markets, why "active management...
Thumb: A compelling case for real estate development
09 Oct 2019
Investors have historically thought about real estate development mainly as an offensive strategy, enhancing returns in up-market environments. This new paper discusses our belief that selective...
Thumb: Why REITs, why Principal?
31 Aug 2019
In this paper we present the compelling reasons why investors' portfolios would benefit from an allocation to REITs, and explain why we believe today's market environment make it the right time to...
Thumb: Initial repercussions of U.K.'s new prime minister
07 Aug 2019
A short topical piece regarding Boris Johnson’s election as U.K. prime minister and its effect on U.K. property.
Thumb: Sustaining the expansion
06 Aug 2019
Written by Indy Karlekar, Sustaining the expansion – the Fed rate cut, discusses the recent changes the Fed made to short-term interest rates at their July meeting. What does this tell us...