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Embarking on a new index odyssey

The new INREV ODCE Consultation Index was launched at the Annual Conference in April. The index’s name, which is usually pronounced ‘odyssey,’ is shorthand for open end, diversified, core and equity. Read more

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A day to remember

On April 2, 2019, the INREV Asset Level Index was revealed to the European real estate investment industry.  Read more

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A recipe for rich data

Big data already dominates virtually every aspect of human existence. It's a situation that will only intensify, but the volume of data alone is not the end game. Quality and depth are critical factors in defining the relative usefulness of any data set.  Read more

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The INREV IRR Index has arrived

After many years of painstaking work, the INREV IRR (Internal Rate of Return) Index was launched in May this year. The IRR Index is the latest and a welcome addition to INREV’s index series – including the INREV Annual Index, the INREV Quarterly Index and the Global Real Estate Funds Index. Read more

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A new approach to measuring real estate risk

Real estate is playing an increasingly important role in investors’ portfolios. Between 2004 and 2016, the share of pension funds’ real estate investments grew from 3.4% to 9.0% (approximately $242.1 billion) of total assets globally (1). Read more

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Taming the tide of data

We are all familiar with escalating demands for data. The databases of real estate fund providers are being asked to meet an evergrowing list of requirements, at shorter and shorter time intervals. Read more

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EU Benchmark Regulation

The EU Benchmark Regulation (EU 2016 /1011) imposes new requirements on firms that provide, contribute to or use a wide range of interest rate, currency, securities and other indices, including real estate indices. Read more

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Safety first: The rise of pan-European pooled funds

A major benefit of INREV’s deep and diverse member base is the potential for attracting new funds into its indices. And with each new fund comes valuable additional transparency for the European real estate industry. Read more

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Germany set for growing capital allocations

The political uncertainty surrounding Brexit and the recent US presidential election has created short-term volatility in financial and currency markets, driving investors to look for more stable investment returns. The case for investing in German real estate has always been strong, but it appears to have particularly benefitted from this trend, with record levels of international capital targeting the market. Read more

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Global Real Estate Funds Index

Recent years have confirmed the diversification benefits of real estate. At the same time, a desire for international diversification within real estate portfolios has meant cross border capital flows are now the norm. But global strategies have also generated a need for new sources of information, to help measure, understand and manage the performance of globally diversified investment portfolios. Read more