The investment activity of family offices has gradually increased globally over the past 10 years, according to Catella.
High-net-worth individuals and family offices are the second most important group of investors in the real estate sector worldwide, just after institutional investors. Nevertheless, these investors are still a very non-transparent group of buyers.
A comprehensive picture of this investor group, which is increasingly active on the German and international real estate markets, has so far hardly been available.
That is why Catella Research analyzed around 80 family offices for their real estate activities in November / December 2019 based on expert discussions and database analysis.
Single-family offices act rather selectively. They are driven by opportunity, with a high real estate share.
Multiple-family offices, on the other hand, are more focused on alternative investments and, thus, also more geogra