10.04.2013 - Europe: Investors pile into real estate securities funds
Growing appetite for listed property exposure since the onset of the global financial crisis has led to a surge in real estate securities funds. This is because a property allocation gained through the listed sector plus the attractive income returns appeal to a broader range of investors, according to the European Public Real Estate Association (EPRA). Assets under management of real estate securities funds grew 68% to $250 bn (192 bn) from 2007 to 2012, according to research by consultancy company Consilia Capital and Property Funds Research for EPRA.The findings show that the number of real estate securities funds increased 39% to 677 over the same period...............................................Full Article: Source
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