Welcome to the Q3 2012 edition of the Preqin Quarterly: Real Estate, a review of the private real estate market over the past quarter. It was another slow quarter in terms of fundraising, with 26 funds reaching a final close, raising an aggregate $9bn. This represents a small increase on the $8.3bn raised in Q2 2012 , but is significantly down on the $13.1bn raised in Q3 2011. The slow fundraising environment stems from a lack of activity among many institutional investors. We take a closer look at the investors which are conducting fund searches and issuing new mandates, identifying the strategies and geographies they are targeting on pages 4-5. We also look at the key concerns that investors have regarding the private real estate market on page 8.
Source : Preqin