PERE Investor Perspectives 2020, in collaboration with Savills IM

11 March 2020

We are pleased to release a special report focusing on investor perspectives in 2020, produced in association with PERE.

The report features several contributions from Savills IM and DRC Capital:

  • - Alex Jeffrey, global chief executive, Savills IM, discussing the 2020 real estate outlook, including the importance of ESG, the attraction of Asia-Pacific to investors and where we are in the current market cycle
  • - Harry de Ferry Foster, head of UK and Charities Property Fund director, Savills IM, expanding on the British property market
  • - Dale Lattanzio, managing partner, DRC Capital, examining the growing appetite for debt across Europe
  • - Kiran Patel, global CIO and deputy global CEO, Savills IM, commenting on a range of topics, including investor allocations as well as ESG and diversity

The wider report featured a survey with a broad range of investors. Of these, just 10% responded that they were overallocated to real estate compared with 32% who deemed themselves underallocated. Furthermore, 35% responded that they would invest more capital in 2020 than the previous year. It is also worth noting that the average investor was presented with nearly 50 fund (excluding managed accounts) opportunities in 2019. 

An additional topic was investor attitudes towards their due diligence in choosing a manager. Unsurprisingly, over 90% of those surveyed deemed manager performance track record to be a major part of the process, while just under 90% said that manager team size and investment capacity was important. 

Read the full report here.




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