Real estate investors have been told to consider the full range of options available to them in capital markets.
According to John Gellatly, head of global real estate multi-manager at Aviva Investors and chair of the Investment Property Forum (IPF), there is a "huge need" for speculators to educate themselves on the benefits of different investment vehicles.
The real estate expert added that many buyers failed to think about the different strategies available to them when purchasing equities.
"Clients and consultants still think of real estate as bricks and mortar – they do not consider how they can access the return attributes of property using these different vehicles and strategies,
which are more attractively priced at different points in the cycle relative to one another. There is a huge need for education," he explained.
Meanwhile, Mark Young, head of real estate advisory at Oriel Securities, added that cross-border investment was going to become increasingly popular.
- Wednesday 01 December 2010