Public RE Investors Under The Radar, Not Down And Out

Law360, New York (March 5, 2014, 2:50 PM EST) -- Private funds' real estate commitments skyrocketed in 2013, while institutional investors remained underallocated to the asset class, but experts say the numbers may be misleading; many institutions are simply taking a more direct route and doing deals through separate accounts.

A February report from private equity analysis firm Preqin showed that closed-end private real estate funds raised $76 billion in 2013, up from $67 billion in 2012. The biggest closings included Lone Star Funds' $12 billion fund raised between two of its major funds, Brookfield Asset...
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