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SBCERS approves $35m in commitments

The US public pension is on course to achieve its real estate investment goal for 2021.

Institution: Santa Barbara County Employees’ Retirement System
Headquarters: Goleta, US
AUM: $3.91 billion
Allocation to alternatives: 28.75%

Santa Barbara County Employees’ Retirement System has agreed to commit $35 million across two private real estate vehicles, according to the pension’s quarterly real estate report.

The commitments comprised an additional $20 million to Lubert-Adler Workforce Housing Fund and $15 million to High Street Real Estate Fund VII. Both commitments were made to the pension’s existing managers.

SBCERS also plans to reinvest proceeds from its liquidated core funds into a core strategy which would provide stable income for its portfolio. The pension is on course to achieve its targeted commitments of $60 million in 2021. The strategic plan was previously reported by PERE.

As illustrated below, SBCERS’ recent commitments have been made to funds that focus on value-add strategies in North America. The pension currently allocates 8.38 percent of its full investment portfolio to private real estate.

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