Preqin’s London headquarters

LONDON–2017 was a strong year — albeit not the strongest — for private equity real estate investments in the US, with 3,664 transactions completed for a total of $164 billion, according to an analysis by Preqin that was recently published in its March Real Estate Spotlight. However, fund managers voiced a familiar concern about the deal flow — finding attractively-priced assets has been and continues to be a challenge. Thus, fund managers have been more willing to expand their search to less saturated markets.