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Gap between actual and target allocations to real estate narrows dramatically

Investors still set to hike commitments, in defiance of late cycle 10 January, London – Current average allocations to real estate increased to 10.0% from 8.9% in 2018, against an increase in target allocations from 10.2% to 10.4%, significantly narrowing the gap between the two for the first time, according to the global Investment Intentions Survey 2019, published today by INREV, ANREV and PREA. However, global institutional investors remain bullish about real estate indicating their intention to place a minimum...

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...

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...