Target allocations to real estate escalate in 2018
After surpassing the 10 percent threshold in 2017, average target allocations to real estate for institutional investors increased to 10.4 percent in 2018, up 30 basis points year over year, and up roughly 150 basis points since 2013, according to the 2018 Institutional Real Estate Allocations Monitor, produced in October 2018 by Cornell University’s Baker Programme in Real Estate and Hodes Weill & Associates. In addition, institutions are expected to increase their allocations to real estate by an additional 20 basis points (to 10.6 percent) during 2019.
This increase is expected to be led by institutions based in EMEA and Asia Pacific, which are forecast to increases their allocations to real estate by 40 basis points each (from 11.1 percent to 11.5 percent for EMEA and from 10.6 percent to 11.0 percent for Asia Pacific). Institutions in the Americas, however, are projected to keep target allocations flat (at 9.9 percent) in 2019, after increasing target allo