US Real Estate Attracts Wealth Managers


September 14, 2012

Preqin Research Real estate is an asset class that is becoming increasingly important in wealth management portfolios, reports Preqin. The hope is that returns will be greater than those offered by more traditional asset classes- Preqin currently tracks 361 wealth managers — 213 of which were active investors in the real estate asset class.


As the graphic here shows, very large asset managers are more likely to commit to real estate investments in the next 12 months.


The majority of the real estate fund managers (62%) are based in North America, followed by 27% based in Europe and 11% based in Asia and Rest of World.  In line with that, North America is also the most popular location for real estate investment from wealth managers.


Of those investing in the asset class, 43% include North America within their geographic preferences. Europe and Asia and Rest of World appear to be less attractive regions to wealth managers, with 27% and 29% respectively including these regions as part of their geographic preferences for real estate investment, says Preqin. (Image source: Preqin)

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