German Retail Jumps to Top for 2011 Investors
It’s that time again, when investors, fund of funds managers and fund managers are asked to make predictions on their allocations for the upcoming year. The latest annual Investment Intentions Survey from INREV, the European Association for Investors in Non-Listed Real Estate Vehicles, shows a general optimism that comes with a recovering economy. Numbers are up dramatically in some aspects of the survey, while others hold steady on the same plane as last year.
The respondents to this year’s survey comprised 33 investors, 19 fund of funds managers and 69 fund managers in the non-listed real estate funds industry totalling €981 billion of assets under management globally. The report details many different scenarios for the upcoming year, and the respondents’ answers — while not incredibly surprising — will prove helpful in planning for the non-listed real estate funds industry in 2011 and beyond.
Possibly the most notable outcome of the survey was the fact t