Q2 2012 was another slow quarter for private real estate fundraising, suggesting that marketing real estate funds remains a challenging prospect. Just $7.5bn was raised by funds holding a final close in the quarter, a significant decrease compared to the $10.8bn raised in Q1. Fund terms and conditions play a key role in aligning the interests of fund managers and investors. With this in mind, we take a look at the headline terms and how these are evolving on page 4. On pages 6-7 we focus on real estate funds of funds, looking at recent fundraising for the sector and the investment preferences of these influential firms. On page 5 we examine how investors gain exposure to real estate and how this varies by location.
Source : Preqin