The Case for Small and Emerging Private Real Estate Managers
Sponsored by Franklin Templeton Institutional
BY Ilkka Tomperi, Ph.D. | November 30, 2010
Interest in investing in private real estate funds from emerging managers has been increasing. Emerging managers are typically considered to be small, recently established property fund managers that are raising a first or second fund, or managers who consistently focus on the smaller real estate deals in their local markets. In addition to evidence from private real estate data, studies of other asset classes also illustrate that smaller funds and fund managers have historically outperformed their larger peers. The aim of this paper is to summarize the potential benefits and risks associated with private real estate emerging manager investments and to suggest the possible advantages of including small-cap private real estate managers as part of n investment portfolio. (Read the full article).
Ilkka Tomperi, Ph.D. is Vice President Franklin Templeton Real Estate Advisors