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- April 1, 2011: Vol. 3, Number 4

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Principles for Opportunity: Real Estate Investment and Fund Managers Should Be Happy to Stick to What They Know and Do Best

by Alex Jeffrey and Nigel Allsopp

According to the latest investment intentions survey from INREV, the European Association for Investors in Non-listed Real Estate, access to expert management is the main reason for investing in unlisted real estate, as it was five years ago. Risk appetite varies over time, but the need for high-quality investment management remains constant. Those fund managers with a solid record of outperformance will, more often than not, have built it on the bedrock of a consistent investment philosophy.

Benjamin Graham, the father of security analysis, maintained in The Intelligent Investor – Revised Edition that an intelligent investor’s strategy should be rooted in solid principles: “To enjoy a reasonable chance for continued better than average results, the investor must follow policies which are (1) inherently sound and promising, and (2) not

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