Large Scale Investor Opportunities in Residential Property: An Overview (November 2007)
This research examines the characteristics of residential investment for institutional investors. The report highlights the positive historical returns for the asset class and explores the residential-related investment options. The changing residential market and regulatory environment are providing increasing opportunities for large-scale investors, and provides diversification and long-term capital gains. High transaction, management and maintenance costs are highlighted as investment drawbacks, high quality residential firms providing lower cost, more liquid investments would encourage increased large-scale investment.