Aberdeen manages over $3.9 billion* of assets in multi-manager real estate vehicles and separate account mandates invested in Europe, Asia and North America. We have extensive experience investing in core to opportunistic investment strategies that focus on all the key real estate sectors - office, retail, industrial, residential and multi-family as well as a number of specialist sectors.
Aberdeen’s multi-manager real estate team comprises of some 25 investment professionals* whose experience includes institutional investment, direct real estate investment, property fund management and private equity. Investment professionals are supported by fully dedicated in-house staff on reporting, administration and legal matters. We believe that the team is unique in its global reach and local “on-the-ground” presence. As a large investor in the market, Aberdeen also has the ability to pool capital from different sources which potentially allows us to negotiate better terms with underlying fund managers.
We have a long track record of international multi-manager real estate investment, starting in the UK in 1996, expanding into continental Europe in 2001, in Asia in 2006 and in North America in 2010. Over this period we have gained valuable experience managing multi-manager investment vehicles at different stages of the market cycle.
The map below shows the main locations of our multi-manager real estate team:
* As at December 31, 2013