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Direct Real Estate


Aberdeen manages over $25.3 billion* of assets in direct real estate vehicles and separate account mandates that invest in the Nordic region, UK and Continental Europe and Global strategies. We offer investment styles that focus on core to value–add strategies and have extensive experience in core real estate sectors - office, retail and industrial – and in more specialist sectors including shopping centers, business parks and residential investment.

Our direct real estate capability extends back to the 1970s and today we have teams located across a number of key European cities that include London, Paris, Brussels, Frankfurt, Milan, Copenhagen, Stockholm, Oslo and Helsinki. The direct real estate team encompasses portfolio managers, an international transactions team, asset managers and property servicing personal. There are over 240 investment professionals* working within the direct real estate team.

As an integrated team of real estate professionals, the majority of activities are conducted in-house, from identification and selection of real estate to the general management of the property assets. We employ a wide range of specialists with expertise in these areas and believe by taking an active approach both pre, during and post-investment, we can add value to our clients' portfolios. Our specialist treasury team takes responsibility for securing and monitoring the debt positions within our portfolios which ensures that our market presence is leveraged in negotiations.


The map below shows the main locations of our direct real estate team:

property map

* As at September 30, 2014