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Global Capital Raising Increases 25% in 2017

Research published by INREV, ANREV and NCREIF reveals that 2017 reached a remarkable total of €152.3 billion in new capital raised globally by real estate investment managers, representing a 25% increase from 2016. The “2018 Capital Raising Survey” reflected clear investor confidence in the asset class, with equity being raised for 895 vehicles, up from 733 the previous year, and gains across all regions.

INREV’s Lonneke Löwik says, “By any standards, a 25% uplift is very impressive. The survey tells a positive story about the continuing appeal of real estate for an increasingly broad spread of investors. And the seemingly greater diversity of capital sources will no doubt be reassuring in terms of protecting the industry against any future systemic risk.”

Vehicles with a European strategy again led the way, with €67.2 billion in capital raised, an increase from €56.6 billion in 2016. Of this total, European non-listed real estate funds enjoyed a record year, accounting for €35.1 billion.

However, big gains were made by vehicles with a global strategy, which made up more than 10.4% of total capital, the equivalent of €15.8 billion. This was most strikingly the case in North America, where over half of all capital is intended to be deployed outside the home region.

Overall, North American vehicles gained significant ground this year, moving from €31.6 billion in 2016 to €43.9 billion, and vehicles in the Asia Pacific region increased the volume of capital raised from €21.7 billion to €24.9 billion.


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Dennis Kaiser is Vice President of Content and Public Relations for Connect Commercial Real Estate. Dennis is a communications leader with more than 30 years of experience including as a journalist and in corporate and agency marketing communications roles. He is responsible for Connect’s client content operations and is involved in a range of initiatives ranging from content strategy, message development, copywriting, media relations, social media and content marketing services. In his most recent corporate communications roles, he led a regional public relations effort across Southern California for CBRE, played a key marketing role on JLL’s national retail team, and was responsible for directing the global public relations effort at ValleyCrest, the nation’s largest commercial landscape services company. In addition to his vast commercial real estate experience, Dennis has worked on communications and launch strategies for a number of residential projects such as Disney’s Celebration in Florida, Ritter Ranch in Palmdale California (7,200 homes, 22,000 acres), WaterColor in Florida and PremierGarage in Phoenix. Dennis’s agency background included firms such as Idea Hall and Macy + Associates. He has earned an outstanding reputation with organization leaders as a trusted advisor, strategic program implementer, consensus builder and exceptional collaborator. Dennis has developed and managed national communications programs for Fortune 500 companies to start-ups, both public and private. He’s successfully worked with journalists across the globe representing clients involved in major-breaking news stories, product launches, media tours, and company news announcements. Dennis has been involved in a host of charitable and community organizations including the American Cancer Society, Easter Seals, BoyScouts, Chrysalis Foundation, Freedom For Life, HOLA, L.A.’s BEST, Reach Out and Read, Super Bowl Host Committee, and Thunderbirds Charities.

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