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A Timely Response: Real Estate Fund Managers Are Reacting to Investor Needs by Meeting New Standards for Investment Analytics

by Simon Burgess

As strengthening fundamentals in key real estate markets again attract the attention of institutional investors, real estate investment analytics are undergoing significant changes. Behind these changes lie shifting investor and regulatory expectations that stem from the financial crisis, powerful new technology capabilities and outsourcing-based business models. With their heightened sense of risk awareness, investors are looking to real estate fund managers for increasingly detailed information as they monitor investment performance more closely than ever. At the same time, regulators and policy-makers are raising the bar for reporting requirements. While technology offers a ready means to meet these demands, its cost and complexity can be daunting. As a result, investors and fund managers are turning to the expertise and scale of third-party providers for solutions.

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