Real Estate

Harness every dimension of real estate opportunity

  • Future focused insight

    Our local and global real estate market insight from our research and strategy teams, enables our clients to benefit from the structural changes shaping future real estate opportunity – such as urbanisation, e-commerce, longer life expectancy, and changing working patterns.
  • Trusted partner in solutions

    Our deep network of real estate relationships enables access to a broad opportunity set for our clients. Our experience investing through multiple cycles in direct real estate, equity and debt gives our clients full trust in our ability to meet investment goals and manage risk.
  • Sustainability leader

    Our real estate strategies look to deliver positive impact for people and planet. We embed environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors across our investment process, and work with multiple partners to address and offset real estate’s climate impact risks.

Real estate can provide a wide variety of investment solutions for our clients. The asset class has a track record of delivering robust, risk-adjusted returns over the long term, and can act as an effective portfolio diversifier.

With substantial real estate assets under management, we have a significant presence in the real estate market, ranking as one of the Top 10 managers globally*. We have a team of real estate investment professionals located across the globe, who have a strong regional network of contacts and an ‘on the ground’ understanding of local market conditions. Our process is global, but implemented locally.

Our key areas of expertise are in the UK, continental Europe, the Nordics and Asia. We also offer global strategies and sector specific investment opportunities, such as shopping centres, business parks and residential investments.

We can offer a range of strategies to meet our clients’ needs and to address differing market conditions. Our range of real estate strategies includes:

  • direct real estate (buildings)
  • listed real estate (shares)
  • hybrid real estate solutions
  • real estate debt
  • real estate multi-manager.
  • Research is vital to our success. High-quality original research is essential in a competitive market. We believe that our industry-leading insights give us a competitive edge and help us to deliver performance for our clients across different market cycles.

    Our process allows us to maximise performance for a given level of risk. Our research feeds into the bottom-up strategy, allowing us to select individual assets that offer the best potential.

    After we have bought a property, we look to create further value by actively managing the asset. This includes ensuring operational efficiency, letting vacant space, negotiating favourable lease terms and redevelopment.

    * Source: abrdn, as at 31 Dec 2017

    Real Estate Capabilities Brochure