Survey says: Planned commitments to real estate shift downward in late-cycle environment
In April, we will release the Institutional Investors Real Estate Trends report, based on the 24th annual survey of investors jointly 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 investment 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 Nov. 12, 2019, and Feb. 4, 2020, from 196 institutional investors, including 129 U.S.-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