11/22/2021 | by

Pension, endowment, and foundation funds control over $12 trillion in total assets, with nearly $1 trillion invested in real estate. But how are these funds allocating their real estate investments and how are they performing? New research from CEM Benchmarking and Florida State University examines historical performance of REITs and private real estate, while exploring trends in how institutional investors are accessing the real estate asset class. Hear directly from the researchers and gain insights into public and private real estate allocation and performance during Nareit’s upcoming webinar on Dec. 1 at 2:00 p.m ET.

New research from CEM Benchmarking looked at a unique dataset covering over 200 public and private sector pensions over a 22-year period, and found that REITs are highly correlated with private real estate, but have higher long-term returns.

Additionally, a new survey of academic literature found that peer-reviewed studies published over the past few decades consistently saw REIT outperformance. Nevertheless, institutional investors continue to rely on private real estate for the majority of their real estate allocation.

During the ‘REITs and Private Real Estate: A Look at Historical Performance and Allocations’ webinar, you’ll hear from:

  • Alex Beath, Senior Research Analyst, CEM Benchmarking
  • Mariya Letdin, Associate Professor of Real Estate, Florida State University’s College of Business
  • John Worth, Executive Vice President, Research & Investor Outreach, Nareit (Moderator)

Learn and more and register for the webinar here.

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