Research

Why Real Estate?

What are the benefits to having an allocation to commercial real estate within an overall portfolio and why should investors consider such an allocation? This is still a question commonly faced by investment managers, consultants and investors alike. The slide deck accessible at the link below presents a brief outline of standard arguments in favor of a real estate allocation along with illustrative numbers updated on a continuing basis, and with links to more detailed resources available to members on the PREA website.

Common arguments in favor of a real estate allocation include:

  • Good returns with relatively low volatility
  • Income generation
  • Diversification
  • Inflation hedge
  • Important component of the investable universe

 

    Why Real Estate? — 2Q 2019

 

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