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Connecticut Retirement seeks new real estate fund consultant

The firm is moving on from Townsend Group after a decade.

OPTrust’s O’Reilly: ‘Data centers are essentially the factories of 50 years ago’

The Canadian pension and Singapore sovereign wealth fund GIC are making an $800m bet on the property type with newly-formed Mount Elbert Capital Partners.

CalSTRS finalizes investment beliefs

The pension system adopted the last of its eight-point framework for investment policies across asset classes, using similar language to the California Public Employees’ Retirement System.

CalPERS deployed 5% of RE commitments as of September

The pension has put out more capital since then, committing $750m to a core-plus strategy in November.

Associations: Majority of investors to increase RE allocation

If institutional investors execute their plans, they will add €51bn to the market this year, according to the annual survey from INREV, ANREV and PREA.

LOOK AHEAD 2018: Why investors should allocate 17% to emerging markets real estate and...

How much should institutional investors allocate to emerging market real estate and infrastructure? To answer, let’s first consider three challenges to conventional asset allocation. Firstly, our simplistic view of risk is misleading.  While banks and other intermediaries are concerned with short-term investment performance, and so also asset price volatility and liquidity, most savers and institutional investors […]

Fringe benefits for US pensions looking to consolidate holdings

  The recently reported strategy of a public pension fund to consolidate and refocus its core real estate holdings from multiple separate accounts to larger real estate fund investments reveals yet another interesting example of the potential advantages that tax exempt sellers hold in the market. As competition to deploy capital in core asset classes […]

What MN wants

In 2014, the Dutch pension manager altered its investment strategy profoundly impacting how it positions real estate in the portfolio today. 

PERE Seoul: What Korean investors want

As multiple Korean institutional investors discussed their current plans and future activities in overseas real estate, several common themes emerged at this year’s PERE Investor Forum: Seoul.

Global Investor 50 countdown: 5-1

The final entry in our six-part countdown of PERE's Global Investor 50, ranking the private real estate investment world’s top names.