Institutional appetite for real estate investment reaches seven-year high

Global institutional investors are expected to allocate $80bn (€72bn) to $120bn of capital to real estate over the coming years as demand for the asset class reached a seven-year high. According to the latest report from Hodes Weill & Associates and Cornell University’s Baker Program in Real Estate, despite ”concerns about asset valuations and weakening economic growth”, the appetite for commercial real estate among institutions has reached its highest level since 2013 – the year in which the survey was first conducted. This marks the second straight year that confidence in the asset class has increased after five years of steady decline, the report said. Read the full article here.

Appetite for Real Estate Investment Among Global Institutions Reaches Seven-Year High

Target allocations to real estate increase 10 basis points year-over-year, reaching 10.5% Despite an increase in conviction and a continuation of favorable investment returns, institutions remain meaningfully under-invested Public pensions have highest actual allocation to real estate while sovereign wealth funds and government agencies have lowest Valued-add strategies remain strong preference among vast majority of institutions NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Despite concerns about asset valuations and weakening economic growth, the appetite for investment in commercial real estate among global institutions has reached its highest point in seven years, according to Hodes Weill & Associates and

Gerrity Group holds $200m first close on third US retail fund

Doug Weill, Managing Partner contributed to this article. The US retail market shows signs of life as fundraising ticks up and specialty managers zero in on grocery-anchored tenants. The Gerrity Group held a first close for its third retail fund on $200 million last month, PERE has learned, putting the California-based manager halfway to its $400 million target. The firm will use the vehicle, Gerrity Retail Fund III, to acquire neighborhood shopping centers in the western US, most of which will be anchored by grocery stores, a source familiar with the fund said. The value-add fund will target a gross internal rate of return between 14 and 16 percent with 65 percent portfolio-level leverage.

Deciphering Asian Capital Flows

Over the first half of 2019, Asian outbound direct investment into real estate amounted to approximately $20bn, led by Korean and Singapore

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