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INTERACTIVE: All you need to know about Q1 fundraising

From the largest funds closed to LP commitments, PERE breaks down key numbers and trends during the first quarter of 2018.

Starwood Capital Group pushed private real estate fundraising past the $20 billion mark with the close of its eleventh opportunistic vehicle in the first quarter.

Overall, 22 managers finalized fundraising, collecting an aggregate $26.75 billion, more than half of which sought opportunistic investments.

PERE data show fundraising generally peaks in Q2 – the highest quarters by capital raised over the past two years being Q2 2016 and Q2 2017, respectively – and with two mega-funds just about to close, 2018 could follow suit. Blackstone is on the verge of wrapping its second Asia-focused vehicle at $7 billion, and Brookfield Asset Management is on the cusp of holding a final close on its third opportunistic fund, with over $9 billion raised against a $10 billion target.

Download the data here.