FundTracker TrendWatch Reports


FundTracker TrendWatch 2-6-18

According to IREI’s FundTrack database, real estate funds holding a final close in 2017 were on offer for about 18.0 months. This compares to 18.7 months in both 2014 and 2015, and 19 months in 2016. Trimmed averages confirm that marketing times are inching down, with 2017’s trimmed mean coming in at 17.1 months compared to 17.7 months and 17.6 months in 2015 and 2016, respectively.

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FundTracker TrendWatch 1-16-18

According to IREI’s FundTracker database, preliminary 2017 numbers indicate that infrastructure fundraising has continued its ebb and flow fundraising pattern, with 2014 being a down year, 2015 being up, 2016 being down and 2017 being up again. During this time, the market is moving in an overall upward direction.

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FundTracker TrendWatch 1-2-18

According to IREI’s FundTracker database, only 19 funds have reported a final closing so far in Q4 2017, with an aggregate total of capital raised coming in at $13.6 billion. This is significantly fewer than the number of funds closed in Q4 2016, as well as significantly less capital raised.

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FundTracker TrendWatch 12-19-17

According to IREI’s FundTracker database, 2017 infrastructure fundraising is very similar to that of 2016. Total aggregate capital raised, total number of funds closed, average size of funds and other 2017 metrics are nearly the same as 2016.

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FundTracker TrendWatch 12-5-17

TrendWatch updates a few of the charts used during the year and finds investors continuing to move to the defensive end of the spectrum, investment funds continuing to grow in size, mega-funds continuing to dominate, and investment totals continuing to trend down.

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FundTracker TrendWatch 11-21-17

Based on capital raised by infrastructure funds holding a final closing in the past three years, just five managers have raised 35 percent of the capital, despite being only 8 percent of the managers sponsoring funds closing since Jan. 1, 2015. The top 10 managers brought in 51 percent of the capital.

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FundTracker TrendWatch 11-07-17

According to the Global Investment Managers 2017 survey, the top 20 real estate investment firms now control more than half of the world’s real estate assets under management. These firms increased their market share by 1 percent year-over-year, which is pretty significant when based on the $3 trillion in assets under management reported by the 199 firms responding to the survey.

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FundTracker TrendWatch 10-17-17

We’re three-quarters of the way through 2017, and it appears that 2017 infrastructure fundraising has a very good chance of coming in ahead of 2016, and is enticingly close to surpassing 2015, as well. In addition, the average size of funds reaching final closing is continuing to grow.

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FundTracker TrendWatch 10-03-17

Early third quarter numbers are in, and they continue to point to 2017 being a down year for real estate investment funds when compared to 2015 and 2016. The amount of capital raised, number of funds reaching a final close and the average size of the funds were all down in Q3/17, as well as in the first three quarters combined, when compared to the same time periods in previous years.

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FundTracker TrendWatch 09-19-17

According to IREI’s FundTracker database, more than two-thirds of the infrastructure funds launched since the beginning of 2014 are still seeking investors. Europe is favored when looking at sheer numbers of funds, but global strategies jump to the top when looking at the amount of capital sought.

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