Vantage Point

Current Opportunities and Trends in Real Estate Investing – January 2020

Investor appetite for alternatives remains strong as the sustained low interest rate environment since the financial crisis, coupled with global growth concerns, trade war tensions, dovish central bank polices, and political uncertainty to name but a few, continue to drive the search for yield and interest in less liquid strategies, such as real estate.

In the first three quarters of 2019, $121bn was committed to real estate funds1 including the record closing of the two largest ever funds, a $20.5bn fund from Blackstone which closed in Q3, and Brookfield’s $15bn vehicle that closed in early January.

In this article, we will discuss general market trends within real estate investing, how managers are positioning their funds to capture the best opportunities and key sector highlights.

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Investment Analytics

Joanne Job

Managing Director - Head of Research

Alternative Investments

Tax-Advantaged Investments

Lauren Radford

Vice President | Business Development