Insights

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

 

Driving excellence throughout COVID thumbnail image
12 Jul 2021
Summary of Principal's Cornerstone Honorable Mention properties: 500 West 2nd and Summit at Washingtonian and case study of the measures taken to prepare for COVID-19.
Thumb: Long income real estate as a distinct real estate investment class
07 Jul 2021
We live in uncertain times. For many investors, uncertainty may offer opportunity. But what of those for whom resilience and a steady income stream over the long term is more important than near...
Thumb: Data centre bulletin compendium
28 Jun 2021
Data centres have come to the forefront as real estate investors recognise how the surging need for data storage and processing is creating demand for high quality data centre real estate. To help...
Data centres: Unlocking value in existing assets thumbnail image
25 Jun 2021
While digitisation has been trending for many years, the pandemic environment amplified our reliance on data, accelerating the need for its processing and storage. As a result, data centres have...
The Fed shows its talons thumbnail image
22 Jun 2021
At its meeting last week, the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) changed the Federal Reserve's forecast "dot plot" of short-term interest rate expectations, increasing the median forecast to two...
"DIGITAL" Employment report May 2021 thumbnail image
21 May 2021
Employment rose during the first quarter of 2021 in 46 of the 48 markets Principal tracks. Our "DIGITAL" sum of markets – those with key long-term growth drivers centered around Demographics,...
Non-traditional property types are no longer niche - they are the future of commercial real estate thumbnail image
20 May 2021
REITs have spearheaded the growth of real estate investors into non-traditional property types. The U.S. institutional private real estate market is also rapidly expanding into these property types...
Thumb: Data centres: A focus on the tenants
07 May 2021
The increasing demand for a diverse approach to data management is creating opportunities for services that help data centre tenants streamline their approaches. It is also creating new investment...
Thumb: UK economic recovery starts, but we advise real estate investors to stay DIGITAL and carry on
04 May 2021
After enduring a torrid COVID-19 driven winter surge, the UK is finally beginning to see light at the end of the tunnel. Rapid and widespread vaccination has helped dramatically lower caseloads and...
Thumb: Data centres: Evolving with innovation
08 Apr 2021
In this bulletin, we discuss the demand for data and how we believe it will continue to skyrocket, as will the need for more solutions for storing and processing this data. We believe data centres...
Thumb: The case for private U.S. commercial real estate: In search of investment returns
06 Apr 2021
In this updated piece, we re-examine the ongoing case for private U.S. commercial real estate and conclude that the asset class remains very relevant as an investment opportunity and should remain...
Data Centers Stage Center: AFIRE Summit Spring 2021 thumbnail
30 Mar 2021
In this AFIRE Summit article, Ben Wobschall, Portfolio Manager at Principal Real Estate Investors discusses how and why data centers have risen in popularity and why they are increasingly becoming...
Thumb: Creating new assets to meet shifting market, capital, and tenant demand
28 Jan 2022
This paper touches on some of the key trends we believe will impact occupier demand including ESG considerations, and highlights high conviction property sector and market opportunities resulting...
Thumb: ESG Regulations Impacting U.S. Real Estate
26 Jan 2022
Interest in environmental, social, and governance (ESG) investing has grown exponentially over the last few years, and real estate investing is no exception. Investors are demanding increased...
Private real estate in defined contribution plans
21 Dec 2021
Defined contribution (DC) plans have been adding private equity real estate into their custom target date and white label funds. Recently, Principal Real Estate Investors hosted a panel of several...
Thumb: Listed infrastructure: Investing in a sustainable future
20 Dec 2021
We believe infrastructure has tremendous potential for social and environmental impact. Most listed companies are making good progress on sustainability efforts, and we expect this to continue....
Thumb: Exploring public REIT markets
20 Dec 2021
Principal's global REIT team recently discussed the performance of real estate markets around the world, including changes in fundamental trends. Our experts presented their views on the current...
Thumb: Opportunities in private debt
20 Dec 2021
Scott R. Smith, Managing Director, Portfolio Management, recently moderated a panel of experts from Principal Real Estate to discuss current opportunities in these markets, specifically in core...