Investors Look to Up Exposure to Higher Yields

Numerous office markets around the world have been earmarked as offering potential investors the chance of positive returns. Earlier this week, real estate consultancy firm Jones Lang LaSalle announced the fastest growing markets worldwide, with many posting significant per capita increases....

Numerous office markets around the world have been earmarked as offering potential investors the chance of positive returns. Earlier this week, real estate consultancy firm Jones Lang LaSalle announced the fastest growing markets worldwide, with many posting significant per capita increases.

And now, Reuters has reported that more investors are looking to up their exposure to higher-yielding real estate - something which many property managers are putting down to speculators looking to avoid riskier assets in the wake of the financial crisis.

"In the last six months, literally, the needle has started to move the other way," Derek Williams, Russell Investments' global head for private property, told the news source. "People are now starting to feel that core is being repriced and that has taken a lot of them unawares ... we think people will start hitching up in terms of percentage points allocations to opportunistic funds."

Reuters explained that retail properties in Poland, Paris, Germany and London were proving to be particularly popular, with some funds able to offer returns of about 15 to 20 per cent.

- Thursday 07 October 2010

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