# Institutional Investments
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At Aberdeen, we believe active real estate investment, whether it is in direct or multi-manager property, requires a strong local presence.

That's why we maintain an extensive footprint, with property teams in 13 countries worldwide. In total, over 260 property investment professionals* operate in these local markets and they bring with them a range of investment expertise*.

Within the direct real estate team, we employ over 240 investment professionals* that include fund managers, transaction teams and asset managers who have specialist knowledge in identifying, selecting, acquiring and managing property. Our direct real estate teams have a strong network of contacts including established relationships with property brokers which in combination with our specialist international transactions team ensures we have an exceptional level of deal flow to satisfy all our investors’ requirements.

Within our multi-manager real estate team, we employ approx. 25 investment professionals* with significant experience in manager search, due diligence and selection. Several team members also bring experience working with direct real estate and property market research. The teams also have a track record in negotiating favorable terms for investors and take a pro-active stance towards monitoring investments**.

With the teams located in key real estate markets around the world, their broad experience is essential to our understanding of domestic markets and demonstrates our commitment to local decision making.

*As of September 30, 2014

** Aberdeen does not guarantee the negotiation of favourable terms for its real estate investments