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Spezialfonds outperform German inflation despite a dip in German non-listed real estate vehicles in Q3

12 December 2018, Amsterdam – INREV’s German Vehicles Quarterly Index for Q3 2018 recorded a slowdown in performance of German vehicles. Overall returns fell to 0.74% compared to 1.06% the previous quarter, bringing the 12-month rolling return to 4.02%. The downturn was largely driven by slower capital growth at 0.37%, dropping off from 0.50% in Q2 and 1.01% in Q1 2018. Spezialfonds still robust The Spezialfonds sector has tripled in size over the past eight years and has persistently outperformed...

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Real estate debt funds still a favoured source of capital

The 2018 INREV Debt Funds Universe report, reveals the continuing strength of real estate debt funds. The full Universe of 67 vehicles – eight more than last year – recorded a total target gross asset value of €33.0 billion – up from €30.2 billion in 2017. The Universe results reflect investors’ stated appetite for debt funds as highlighted in INREV’s Investment Intentions Survey 2018, which showed that 23.6% of investors planned to increase their allocations to debt funds. Though the increase in the number of debt funds in the Universe is relatively low at 11%, this is likely to increase. The Investment Intentions Survey suggests that interest is likely to come from US investors hunting for opportunities to gain greater exposure to European non-listed real estate.

European real estate associations announce the 2018 research award winner

The Nick Tyrrell Research Prize recognises the best in real estate investment research 1 October 2018, London – Industry associations and the sponsors, the European Association for Investors in Non-listed Real Estate Vehicles (INREV), the Investment Property Forum (IPF) and the Society of Property Researchers (SPR), have awarded the 2018 Nick Tyrrell Research Prize to joint authors Dr Frank Ametefe and Dr Steven Devaney, both of the Henley Business School, University of Reading, with Professor Simon Stevenson of the University...

Non-listed funds expense ratios highlight industry transparency

20 September 2018, Amsterdam – The 2018 INREV Management Fees & Terms Study highlights the non-listed real estate industry’s dramatic leap in transparency, achieving a record response rate from INREV members. A total of 418 vehicles provided data to the study – marking a ten-year high. Of this number, 155 funds delivered data on their total expense ratio (TER), compared with 42 in the previous study, and 111 vehicles provided details of their real estate expense ratios (REER). The study...

Over €20 billion of real estate assets set to hit the market by 2028

3 September 2018, Amsterdam – Ninety-two European closed end non-listed real estate funds are set to terminate over the next 10 years, releasing a potential €20.9 billion of assets back into the market, according to the INREV Funds Termination Study 2018 . Between 2018 and 2020, 44 funds with a combined AUM of €9.6 billion are due to close. The peak of activity is anticipated in 2022, when 22 funds could be wound up. Funds with a retail strategy outnumber...