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Nuveen Targets Renters by Choice with New Multifamily Fund

Nuveen Real Estate has launched its U.S. Cities Multifamily Fund with $550 million at its first close. The new fund is an open-end perpetual life real estate investment vehicle that will acquire and manage institutional-quality multifamily rental properties in select cities across the U.S.

The first close is anchored by a $450-million capital commitment and seed portfolio from a third-party investor, alongside a $100 million co-investment from Nuveen’s parent company, TIAA.

The fund’s strategy has a primary focus on high-quality assets appealing to the largest base of renters: Millennials and middle-income households who are renters by necessity rather than by choice.

“Millennials and middle-income households represent a stable and sustainable long-term source of demand for apartments, and Nuveen Real Estate believes this demand will continue to keep occupancy rates strong, particularly in metro areas benefiting from job growth and an expanding economy,” said Nikita Rao, the fund’s portfolio manager.

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