Private equity real estate produced total returns of 13.3% in 2015, outperforming large-cap equities (1.4%) and bonds (0.1%) by a wide margin.
The retail (15.3%) and industrial (14.9%) sectors outperformed the broader index, led by regional malls and warehouses. Despite solid returns to CBD offices and garden apartments, the broader office and apartment sectors lagged behind.
The west coast, Florida, and Atlanta outperformed. Washington D.C. continued to struggle and Houston’s pullback intensified. New York, Chicago, and Seattle were generally soft, albeit with some sector-level exceptions.
Source : Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management