- June 1, 2021: Vol. 15, Number 6

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Shortage of product a barrier for living asset allocation

by Marek Handzel

Investors across Europe are determined to increase their allocation to the living assets sector, but a lack of suitable product is a main barrier to investment.

JLL has interviewed over 40 respondents — representing around €9.5 trillion in total assets under management — for the third release of its Living Investor Survey report, and found that 78 percent of those questioned say that a lack of assets is preventing them from increasing their investments in living assets. The consultancy has also found that living assets — which brings together the five subsectors of student housing, co-living, multifamily, affordable housing and healthcare real estate assets –— make up 13 percent of asset allocations from respondents, with that set to increase to 21 percent if full investment ambitions were realised. With only 11 percent of respondents looking to decrease their allocation to living assets, the hunt for suitable stock to invest in is becoming increasingly c

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