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Real estate investment managers consolidate power

by Denise DeChaine

Every year Institutional Real Estate, Inc., teams up with Property Funds Research to survey managers from around the globe for the Global Investment Managers report. Management firms are asked about their assets under management, how many vehicles they have, where they invest most globally, etc.

The amount of capital flowing to the real estate asset class has continued to increase year-over-year, as reflected by the growth in total real estate assets under management reported by the 208 firms in the Global Investment Managers 2015 survey. Last year’s survey saw the 2013 total grow by 10 percent over that of 2012, and the total has risen an additional 16 percent this year, increasing from the 2013 total of $2.14 trillion to $2.48 trillion in 2014.

The Blackstone Group and Brookfield Asset Management continue their rivalry for the top spot. In the 2012 survey, Brookfield held the No. 1 position. Last year, Blackstone moved ahead. And this year, Brookf

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