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One-quarter of European real estate funds experience secondary trading

Nearly 25 percent of European funds have experienced secondary trading, according to recent research published by INREV.

INREV’s Secondary Trading and Liquidity Study reveals secondary trading in both open- and closed-end funds has become an established part of the overall real estate investment landscape, as opposed to a marginal activity.

The market in secondary trading of units in nonlisted real estate funds was worth around €9 billion ($10 billion) in 2015 INREV finds. Between €2 billion and €4 billion ($2.1 billion and $4.3 billion) of this total is estimated to have been traded in European funds.

The study also identifies a continued upward trajectory for secondary trading, citing the industry rule of thumb that at least 3 percent of capital raised in the primary market will be traded on the secondary market over the next five years. Of the €92.6 billion ($98.6 billion) of new capital that was raised for European nonlis

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