TOP 10 Direct Sovereign Wealth Fund Real Estate Deals of 2014

9 out of the top 10 sovereign wealth funds ranked by assets under management have an allocation to institutional real estate. Increasingly, cash-rich sovereign wealth funds and large pensions such as CPPIB are vying for institutional real estate, creating competition for life insurance companies, developers, real estate managers and real estate investment trusts. For example, the Qatar Investment Authority (QIA) and real estate manager Brookfield embarked on aggressive attempts to acquire Songbird Estates. The Songbird Estates’ board rejected the December 4th joint bid. High-quality real estate provides stability and diversification for these intergenerational institutional investors.

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The SWFI research team compiled a list of the top 10 direct real estate transactions by sovereign wealth funds for 2014. This proprietary data comes from SWFI’s Sovereign Wealth Fund Transaction Database. The database also tracks other public investors such as pensions. Some deals in the ranking include Abu Dhabi Investment Authority’s acquisition of State Tower Namsan in Seoul and Qatar Investment Authority’s purchase of HSBC Tower in London.

TOP 10 Direct Sovereign Wealth Fund Real Estate Deals of 2014

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Source: SWFI – Sovereign Wealth Fund Transaction Database – www.swftransaction.com, December 16, 2014
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