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COLUMBUS, OH—In a recently filed document, the Ohio Public Employees Retirement System has revealed that it’s allocated more than $1.3 billion to invest in US real estate this year. The pension fund is looking to make these investments through various avenues, including direct separate accounts and commingled fund commitments, according to Investments & Pensions Europe.

OPERS did not respond to calls for comment. Specifically, OPERS is seeking niche opportunities that will yield core-plus returns with assets the meet core risk parameters, reports IPE. The investments will be made in various ways, including providing debt on existing office, industrial, retail and apartment properties, as well as in the secondary market through limited partnership interests in existing core commingled funds.

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