Wed, Nov 25, 2015
Welcome Guest
Free Trial RSS
Get FREE trial access to our award winning publications
Alternative Market Briefing

Investor appetite for real estate funds shows no signs of slowing down

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Investors are planning to their allocations to real estate funds according to a new investor survey from global research firm, Preqin. The firm's latest survey of over 100 private real estate investors reveals an increase in the proportion of investors planning to commit to the asset class in the next 12 months, compared to the 36% that planned to invest in the 12 months following January 2012.

In addition to demonstrating interest in new investments, 37% of investors interviewed stated that they would deploy more capital to private real estate funds in the next 12 months than they have in the last 12 months. This is an increase compared to January 2012, when only 26% of investors stated that they would commit more capital throughout 2012 than they had in 2011. Big investors seem to the the center of that investment activity, 70% of investors with $10bn or more are likely to invest in the next 12 months, compared to only 26% of investors with less than $1bn in assets under management.

In the next 12 months, 52% of investors are taking an opportunistic approach, 27% expect to commit to 1-2 funds, 10% are considering commitments to 3-4 funds, and another 10% will commit to five or more funds. The survey data seems to track with other activity in the area, as Pensions & Investments, repo......................

To view our full article Click here

Today's Exclusives Today's Other Voices More Exclusives
Previous Opalesque Exclusives                                  
More Other Voices
Previous Other Voices                                               
Access Alternative Market Briefing

  • Top Forwarded
  • Top Tracked
  • Top Searched
  1. Investing - BlackRock targets ETF investors with flexible currency hedging, Nelson Peltz bets on General Electric Company and Mondelez International, Apple plummets to 4th place among hedge holdings, from No. 1, Top Q3 equity purchases and sales of top 50 hedge funds[more]

    BlackRock targets ETF investors with flexible currency hedging From BlackRock Inc., the world’s largest asset manager, is changing course on exchange-traded funds that protect against currency volatility. After stressing the easy switch between hedged and unhedged ET

  2. Chicago-based Achievement A. M. is shutting down hedge fund following losses[more]

    Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia for New Managers: Achievement Asset Management, a Chicago-based hedge fund firm, has announced it is closing down its hedge fund operation following losses on energy market bets this ye

  3. Lyxor Hedge Fund Index up 0.1% (+0.4% YTD) as global macro and CTAs outperform[more]

    Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia for New Managers: Global macro and CTAs outperformed the hedge fund space and delivered positive returns last week amidst difficult market conditions, with the Lyxor Hedge Fund Index up

  4. BlackRock is shutting down its Global Ascent macro fund[more]

    Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: BlackRock, the world’s largest asset manager, has announced plans to shut down a macro fund, Global Ascent Fund, because of "headwinds facing the industry". The hedge fund, which makes bets on stock, bond and currency markets, will return money to investors. Ac

  5. Opalesque Roundtable: Seeding deal terms can be onerous for hedge funds[more]

    Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva for New Managers: Executives from fund of funds firms, family offices, a placement agent, a private equity firm, and an accounting firm gathered in Connecticut last month for the