Fundraising for private real estate funds continues to be a challenging prospect, with 2012 seeing more funds on the road than ever before. That said, we saw some notable fundraising successes in Q1 2012, with more than half the funds that reached a final close doing so on or above target. The rest of 2012 is likely to remain challenging for firms seeking to raise capital, with many institutional investors content to remain on the sidelines. What we are not seeing, however, is investors abandoning the asset class. The majority of institutions globally is below their strategic target allocations to real estate and will be investing to meet these targets in the medium to longer term. We examine the numbers of investors that are below, at or above their targets on page 8 and break this down by investor type and location.
Source : Preqin