Thursday, January 28, 2016

Private Equity Real Estate Funds: Top Trends to Watch in 2016

4-money-hundreds-bundles.jpgThere were eight or nine transactions that occurred in 2015 that involved some type of public vehicle being taken private by real estate private equity. Ernst & Young expects 2016 to be as big or bigger in terms of such deals. That activity is being fueled by a number of factors, including real estate funds that have plenty of “dry powder” to finance these deals and attractive pricing within the REIT sector. In 2015, five funds raised 35 percent of the total capital raised throughout the year. These mega-funds will look for scale in their investment targets, and certain REITs in targeted sectors with a discount to NAV will be prime targets.. . . more

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