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Foundations of Alternative Investments | Private Real Estate


Private real estate is a popular asset class used by institutional investors such as pensions, endowments and family offices, as well as individual investors. Investors seeking to access alternative sources of income and growth, as well as to diversify traditional portfolio exposures, often will explore opportunities in real estate. It is generally defined as tangible property consisting of land, buildings, and other improvements. The real estate market is vast in size with many components for investors to consider prior to considering an investment. It potentially provides an opportunity to complement common investment exposures to traditional and other alternative asset classes [1].

1. Mercer, Real Estate as an Asset Class, 2019.