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Real estate secondaries transaction volume reaches $8.2b in 2015

by Zoë Wolff

Closed transactions in the global real estate secondary market totaled at $8.2 billion in 2015, according to Landmark Partners. This is the seventh consecutive year of record transaction volume.

This is a $3.4 billion increase from the $4.8 billion aggregate global volume reported by Landmark in 2014. The growth was mainly driven by portfolio sales from U.S. public pension funds, which made up about 63 percent of the transaction volume.

U.S.-focused funds made up 49 percent of the assets sold in 2015. European and Asian funds made up 16 percent and 13 percent, respectively. There was an increase in globally focused opportunistic funds from 2 percent in 2014 to 20 percent in 2015.

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