Sahil Alvi

On Publicly-Listed UK Real Estate Funds

by sahilalvi on Jul.08, 2016, under Media

The recent spate of investor redemption requests and the UK funds’ inability to deliver on those commitments is a stark reminder (if one was ever needed) that real estate is fundamentally an illiquid asset class where a real estate fund offering daily liquidity is as real as a dragon breathing fire. It does not exist. The asset management industry ought to start setting realistic expectations around liquidity — which means, lock-up periods that at least correlate with the time it takes to close a real estate transaction — which can vary from three months to a year.

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