Global investment into real estate alternatives – student housing, seniors housing, laboratories, data centres and cold storage – has been rising steadily, reaching a record high of US$52.1 billion in 2016 and making up an unprecedented 6.2 percent of the total commercial real estate market.

But, the expansion into alternative assets has been at the expense of new geographies with investors choosing alternative real estate in established markets rather than exploring new markets.

With the United States leading the way, increasing allocations to real estate by institutional investors bodes well for alternatives, particularly student housing which benefited from US$15.9 billion of investment in 2016.

Check out the latest report to explore the future of alternative real estate assets, how it impacts the wider market and where the opportunities lie or click here to read a more in-depth overview.


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