Vistra Research Reveals Real Estate Fund Industry Has Reached an Inflection Point

We are releasing a research report titled “Real Estate Fund Operations: An Asset Manager and Sovereign Wealth Fund Perspective” focusing on the global non-listed real estate (RE) industry. With the RE fund industry rapidly changing in response to increasing regulation after the financial crisis, the report reveals that the industry seems to have reached an inflection point in its evolution and that business models may need to change.

“Increased regulatory complexity has been affecting every aspect of the real estate fund industry in recent years,” said Onno Bouwmeister, Group Managing Director of Alternative Investments of Vistra. “It has therefore created huge business opportunities for experienced external fund administrators such as Vistra who become an increasingly important component of their operational models by helping businesses address these requirements.”

“Committed to the RE market, Vistra advises some of the most successful and significant fund managers including RE firms in the market, with over US$263 billion of alternative investment fund assets under administration. Our expertise and experience across an integrated global network helps us understand the changing landscape and the challenges it holds for the industry, thus enabling us to ensure a smooth set-up and operation of funds anywhere in the world.”

Drawing on the insight of 150 senior executives of RE Asset Managers (AM) and Sovereign Wealth Funds (AWF) across America, Asia and Europe, the report examines the insourcing and outsourcing operational model and how the various operational functions are carried out.

Contact Valentina Hartmann to be informed when the report is released.


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