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Real estate funds raise aggregate capital of $39.2bn in Q3 2021, up 46% on Q3 2020

Monday, October 25, 2021

Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia:

Fundraising and deal activity have both improved in the real estate industry as the property market is slowly recovering from the blow it received during the pandemic, said a study.

According to the Q3 2021 Real Estate Quarterly Report published by Preqin, confidence is returning to real estate deal-making. Deals this year were far higher in both number and value when compared to Q3 2020.

Real estate deal numbers were up 38% in Q3 2021, compared to Q3 2020, and aggregate deal values were 102% higher than in Q3 2020.

"There has also been a sharp recovery in hotel deal numbers, with the growth of 328% YoY. Activity within the hotel sector has far outpaced all other sectors. While the hotel sector represents only a small subset of the asset class, it is an indication that investors are looking through any short-term issues and towards the long-term recovery in tourism growth," said the report.

Preqin data suggests that funds in the market are at record levels, both by number and aggregate capital targeted. While this is true, the scale of the increase is marginal compared to the end of Q2. At the end of Q3, 1,284 funds were targeting $365bn in the capital.

The report also shows that on average, funds are getting bigger as aggregate capital raised in Q3 2021 was $39.2bn, up 46% on Q3 2020.

Dave Lowery, Head of Research Insights at Preqin, said: "Real estate performance, at least in the short-term, has also recovered. This, and incr......................

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