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Back to blog March 03, 2009 No Comments Author: Andy Jones

Real Estate Investment Focus

The Private Equity Info real estate data module tracks institutional investors that have a specific investment focus on the real estate sector.  These firms include real estate investment trusts (REITs), real estate-focused private equity firms, hedge funds and other institutions that are active debt or equity investors in the real estate market.

Within this group of investors, the most common investment interest is on the acquisition of office properties, retail properties and residential properties. The chart below shows the breakdown of the database by real estate investment category.

Real Estate Investment Interest

Investment Focus  |  Firm Count  |  % of Firms

  • Office  |  316  |  44%
  • Retail  |  315  |  44%
  • Residential  |  290  |  41%
  • Industrial  |  198  |  28%
  • Hospitality  |  133  |  19%
  • Other  |  18  |  17%
  • Financial Securities  |  102  |  14%
  • Raw Land  |  99  |  14%
  • Healthcare  |  54  |  8%

(Totals exceed 100% because individual firms invest in multiple categories.)