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Capital raised for real estate investment pre-COVID-19 hits record high

Managers and investors likely to reappraise real estate strategies in face of pandemic

15 April 2020, Amsterdam – Real estate investment managers recorded a bumper year for capital raised globally in 2019, reaching a new high of €201.3 billion.
The Capital Raising Survey 2020, published today by ANREV, INREV and NCREIF, also highlights a significant uptick in the volume of equity raised specifically for non-listed vehicles – increasing from €154.8 billion in 2018 to €196.4 billion in 2019.

Record levels of new equity raised globally for real estate

In 2017 a total of €152.3 billion of new equity was raised for non-listed real estate globally according to the results of the latest Capital Raising Survey, carried out in conjunction with ANREV in Asia Pacific and NCREIF in the US.

Equity was sought for 895 vehicles worldwide with more than three quarters (76.6%) of managers raising capital last year, confirming that real estate is seen as a viable asset class.

Most capital was raised from pension funds and insurance companies though the presence of other investors has been steadily increasing.