Niche Focus Key To Successful PE Real Estate Investing

Law360, New York (November 8, 2013, 6:01 PM EST) -- The tide has shifted from diversification to niche investing for many institutional investors, leading private equity real estate funds to cultivate specialties like senior and student housing that are allowing them to meet and exceed fundraising goals more often than many diversified peers.

It has always been more profitable to focus on a niche market, but with higher profits come higher risk, and many investors were reluctant to focus their money too much on one asset class during and after the downturn.

Now that the cycle...
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