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Private real estate fund managers see concentration of capital inflows to unprecedented levels

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia:

The top 100 largest private real estate fund managers have generated the largest capital inflows with 62% of all capital raised for the asset class over the last 10 years, Preqin said in its inaugural Private Real Estate Top 100 report. The report added that capital concentration in the real estate industry has reached unprecedented levels.

In fact, the 20 largest funds closed in the last ten years have all been raised by just five fund managers, and have secured close to $150bn in institutional capital commitments collectively.

Oliver Senchal, head of real estate products at Preqin stated, "With the private real estate industry seeing increased concentration of capital at the top end of the market, the influence of the top 100 real estate fund managers has never been greater. Collectively, these fund managers account for two-thirds of fundraising over the past decade, and consequently are able to influence the fundraising and deal activity of the market to a large degree."

This dominance among the largest fund managers is matched by the influence of the largest investors allocating to the asset class. Generally, institutions report that they are satisfied with their real estate portfolios, and retain strong appetite for real estate investment. This is particularly true of the largest real estate allocators, though: the top 100 largest investors in real estate collectively account ......................

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