In the world of pension provision, a tipping point has been reached — defined contribution (DC) plans represented almost half of all pension assets globally in 2016, following growth at more than twice the pace of assets held in defined benefit (DB) pension plans.
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The ability of core assets to generate reliable income has made them a staple of institutional portfolios, especially in the current low-growth environment.
Real estate fundamentals can pretty much be distilled down to one thing — demand. Is there enough demand for your preferred asset class to fill the space? If so, carry on. If not, it might be better to put your investment capital somewhere else.
Cushman & Wakefield’s latest Great Wall of Money report has found that there is still a large amount of new investment capital targeting commercial real estate around the world.
The largest final close in March was held by Orion Capital Managers
The Speaker’s Corner article in this issue by Richard Green of Venn Partners explains how consumer attitudes to renting residential housing in the United Kingdom are changing.
The “Hygge” lead story on real estate investment in the Nordic countries in the March 2017 issue reported that 2016 was a record year for transactions in the region.
UK housing is potentially set for significant change. While traditionally home ownership has been the goal of most people, the balance is shifting and the idea of people renting their homes for the longer term is gaining ground.
What is the outlook this year for investing in real estate? Institutional Real Estate Inc has just published its 21st Annual Investor Survey and here are some of its findings.
The past 12 months have seen an unprecedented chain of events that sent shockwaves through the UK economy and property market. From changes in the stamp duty transaction tax to the fallout from the EU referendum and the US presidential election, the volatility in the UK currency and stock markets has been unnerving.
Ultra-high-net-worth individuals — defined as those with $30 million (€28 million) or more in net assets — are just one of the investor classes that pension funds and insurance companies have to compete with for real estate in this uncertain economic and political environment.