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CalPERS Adds Invesco Real Estate as Multifamily Real Estate Manager

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According to the press release, “The California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) has selected Invesco Real Estate as a new manager for its Multifamily Real Estate Program. The partnership, named Institutional Core Multifamily Investors, will invest in multifamily properties, focused in the western US region.

“Invesco Real Estate’s extensive experience and proven track record in multifamily investing make them a great fit for this program,” said Joe Dear, CalPERS Chief Investment Officer. “We’re excited to work with them as we identify and acquire multifamily assets with both strong returns and the potential for future appreciation.”

The Institutional Core Multifamily Investors partnership is a multiyear program that will fund with an initial allocation of $250 million. The partnership will seek to build a stable income-oriented portfolio of institutional-quality core apartment assets focusing on select target markets in the West and Midwest U.S.

“We believe adding a measured allocation to high-quality apartment assets will enhance the overall risk and return profile for CalPERS investment portfolio,” said Ted Eliopoulos, Senior Investment Officer for CalPERS real estate program.

CalPERS currently holds approximately $2 billion in assets in its multifamily program, with a total of $24.5 billion in the Real Assets portfolio.”

Read more: CalPERS Press Release

US Becomes the Largest Crude Oil Producer in the World

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With the onset of fracking technology and a flood of capital entering the Texas energy market over the past decade, the United States is now the largest producer of crude oil. According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, on September 12th, they revealed, “The United States likely surpassed Russia and Saudi Arabia to become the world’s largest crude oil producer earlier this year, based on preliminary estimates in EIA’s Short-Term Energy Outlook (STEO). In February, U.S. crude oil production exceeded that of Saudi Arabia for the first time in more than two decades. In June and August, the United States surpassed Russia in crude oil production for the first time since February 1999.”

Light sweet crude oil grades have rapidly expanded since 2011.

With two months remaining before U.S. sanctions go into effect against Iran, Iran’s crude exports are falling fast. European oil companies are exiting Tehran fearful of the repercussions of sanction violations, coupled with the country’s currency crisis. Iran’s influence over global oil prices have dwindled.

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Trump Goes Across the Political Aisle to Nominate Nellie Liang to Federal Reserve Board

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U.S. President Trump nominated Nellie Liang to the Federal Reserve Board of Governors. She is a long-time staff member of the Federal Reserve, joining in 1986 as a research economist. Liang must still be confirmed by the U.S. Senate pending the job post. She is a graduate of University of Notre Dame in 1979 and received her doctorate from the University of Maryland in 1986.

Ms. Liang is a registered Democrat.

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Ivanhoé Cambridge to Acquire Callahan Capital Properties

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Ivanhoé Cambridge, a unit of Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ), signed a deal to acquire Callahan Capital Properties (CCP). Eastdil Secured advised on the transaction. CCP is Ivanhoé Cambridge’s investment partner of six years.[ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]

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