Alternative Investment Seminar 2013
Our annual Alternative Investment breakfast seminar took place on Thursday 26th September at RIBA London. Our experts on the alternative sector, plus two guest speakers Rob Martin - Director of Research, Legal & General Property and Brett Lashley - Managing Director, Greystar Real Estate Partners presented to an audience of over 60 clients and contacts.
Jon Neale, Head of Research UK presented the findings of a JLL survey of fund managers and investors which revealed that four out of five investors plan to increase Investments in these sectors.
The main conclusions drawn from the seminar were:
83% say that they will increase exposure to alternatives
Main reasons include declining availability of opportunities in conventional sectors plus increasing competition, as well as the need to obtain long income and higher yields
There is also an opportunity in some sectors as state funding and bank lending contract
Main areas of interest are student accommodation, private rented residential and healthcare – although infrastructure is popular among institutions
The survey suggests weightings will increase from c. 5% now to c. 15%-20% in 2023
Main issues are around liquidity, exit strategies and transparency
Head of Research, UK
“Smaller, more opportunistic operators also recognise the potential for capital and rental growth – and the sheer weight of additional demand – driven by demographic shifts in sectors such as Residential and Healthcare.”
“Judging by the results of our survey, when we hold our annual Alternative Investment seminar in five years’ time alternatives will be an established part of the real estate market.”
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