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Research - APRIL 9, 2021

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Alternatives set to become larger share of private real estate investment

by Loretta Clodfelter

Alternative property types could make up nearly 50 percent of real estate portfolios by 2030, up from 12 percent now, according to Nuveen Real Estate. The primary driver for the shift is technology, according to Carly Tripp, global chief investment officer and head of investments for Nuveen Real Estate.

“Technological advancement oftentimes can create an evolved marketplace that institutional investors can more readily access in scale,” said Tripp. “Additionally, there are attractive non-cyclical characteristics that drive performance of these investments offering downside protection. Economic and cultural shifts, or megatrends, will likely push alternative real estate into the mainstream as investors turn their attention to sectors that are less tied to the state of the economy and more so to changing demographics.”

Certain factors and trends will shape and advance the economy going forward, and alternatives play a central role in supporting that growth.

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