Consolidating power

August 24, 2015 admin

Every year, Institutional Real Estate, Inc., teams up with Property Funds Research to survey real estate investment managers from around the globe for a Global Investment Managers report. We survey them on their assets under management, how many vehicles they have, where they invest most globally, and so forth.

This year’s survey showed the amount of capital flowing to the asset class has continued to increase year-over-year, as reflected by the growth in aggregate total assets under management as reported by the 208 firms in the Global Investment Managers 2015 survey. Last year’s survey saw the 2013 total grow by 10 percent over that of 2012, and the total has risen an additional 16 percent this year, growing from the 2013 total of $2.14 trillion to $2.48 trillion in 2014.

Similar to years past, the survey shows a strong concentration of assets held by the industry’s largest firms. The top 10 firms in the survey collectively manage $822.5 billion of assets, or 33 percent of the total.

The top 10 overall rankings have remained relatively stable for the past couple of years, with every single one of the firms listed having increased their AUM in 2014. Most of the firms in the overall top 10 also hold that position on the list of top 10 managers based on North America assets.

For more trends and a more in-depth look into the report, click here. There is also a version that tracks assets in euros, available here.

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DenisewebfinalDenise DeChaine is special projects editor and video production specialist with Institutional Real Estate, Inc.

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