Survey says: Planned commitments to real estate shift downward in late-cycle environment
This month marks the release of the 24th Institutional Investor Real Estate Trends report, conducted by Institutional Real Estate, Inc and Kingsley Associates.
“Our survey is a little different in that it’s forward-looking,” explained Jim Woidat, executive vice president with Kingsley Associates, at a briefing on the report in February. The survey is designed to identify institutional investors’ plans for real estate in 2020 and “helps us understand what investors are thinking about,” added Woidat.
The survey focuses, in particular, on the largest and most influential investors who are driving trends in the market. Responses were gathered between 12 November 2019 and 4 February 2020, from 196 institutional investors, including 129 US-based investors and 67 investors from the rest of the world. This means the survey was conducted prior to the rise of global concerns about the expansion of the novel coronavirus disease COVID-19 — but it does reflec