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Public pension funds have been big investors in real estate over the past 25 years, but what´s the future for these pools of capital? Corporate pension plans are steadily getting replaced by 401K alternatives which reduce company expenses and put investment decision making into the hands of employees. Companies spin 401Ks as their pension plan, but let´s face it, they are poor substitute for beneficiaries, who don´t have the expertise to manage their investments and can´t protect themselves against losses when markets tank. The notion of a guaranteed pension for many corporate employees is disappearing.

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