“We anticipate that the long-term outlook for institutional capital allocations to real estate will remain positive,” says Weill.

NEW YORK CITY—Global institutional investors’ average target allocation to real estate has crossed the 10% threshold for the first time since 2013, says Hodes Weill & Associates. That being the case, though, the pace of annual growth has moderated from between 30 and 40 basis points over the preceding four years to 20 bp this year to 10.1%, according to the fifth annual Institutional Real Estate Allocations Monitor.

Conducted by Hodes Weill and Cornell University’s Baker Program in Real Estate, the Allocations Monitor shows that many institutions fall short of that 10.1% target. Although 92% of the 244 institutions surveyed are actively investing in real estate, “portfolios remain approximately 100 bps underinvested relative to target allocations,” the report states. Approximately 60% of institutions are under-invested in real estate relative to their target allocations, up from 50% in 2016.

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Paul Bubny

Paul Bubny is managing editor of Real Estate Forum and GlobeSt.com. He has been reporting on business since 1988 and on commercial real estate since 2007. He is based at ALM Real Estate Media Group's offices in New York City.

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