The State of Real Estate: Location, Location, Location…Where Are We?

October 04, 2013

Core real estate has been an attractive investment since the market’s recovery began in the first quarter of 2010. In this three-and-a-half-year period, the NCREIF Property Index (“NPI”) has returned a stunning 50.7%. Given this 13.1% three-year annualized return and unrelenting appreciation gains reported quarter after quarter, investors may wonder if they are too late to enter into private real estate or if their current investments are poised for a downturn. This newsletter will address these very issues by examining the health of the real estate market as suggested by the key indicators of performance, fund leverage and cash balances, transaction volume, asset values, income environment, and investor appetite.

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The opinions expressed herein are those of Marquette Associates, Inc. (“Marquette”), and are subject to change without notice. This material is not financial advice or an offer to purchase or sell any product. Marquette reserves the right to modify its current investment strategies and techniques based on changing market dynamics or client needs.

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