Oregon pension fund issues RFP for real estate consultant
The Oregon State Treasury is seeking a real estate portfolio consultant to manage the $77 billion Oregon Public Employees’ Retirement Fund (OPERF).
The pension fund has a diversified real estate investment strategy, which includes separately managed accounts, joint ventures, co-investments, commingled funds, publicly-traded REITs, real estate debt and equity investments.
As of July, OPERF had a 10.7 percent allocation to real estate and a 12.5 percent target.
The treasury issued an official RFP on Aug. 27, asking for applicants with demonstrated hands-on real estate investment expertise, experience reporting to a public pension fund board or managing a portfolio of similar size, and senior staff resources to assist the Oregon Investment Council.
In addition, the council asked that the applicant have a minimum of five years of experience providing real estate portfolio consulting services to public and/or private pension plans or other comparable experie