Third Quarter 2020

Third Quarter 2020

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Is COVID-19 slowing fundraising?

As mentioned a few weeks ago in our first look at Q3 real estate fundraising, there is a big possibility that the COVID-19 pandemic is beginning to have an impact on real estate fundraising activity, given some investors’ reluctance to commit capital without a face-to-face meeting. But while preliminary data for the third quarter indicates a dropoff from the previous quarter ($43.6 billion was raised by funds closing in the second quarter), it is actually an increase on a year-over-year basis. The $23.2 billion raised by funds that closed in third quarter 2020 exceeds the $19.9 billion raised by funds that closed in third quarter 2019.

Holding steady

A total of 36 new investment funds were launched during third quarter 2020, continuing the investment fund launching total rollercoaster that has been happening over the past few years.

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