Survey Says Increases in Real Estate Allocations, Investments for 2014

We’ve been talking about this new year with a lot of optimism. Fortunately, we’re not the only ones who feel this way. Some of this comes on 2013’s end with market participants pushing the S&P 500 to 16-year highs along with the Dow Jones Industrial Average hitting 18-year gains. Consumer confidence also concluded the year on a high note as well as real estate allocations. With these trends pointing toward another good year, one area that we’re obviously happy to see included is a global movement by institutional investors to raise their alternative investment allocations in 2014. Most notably, in real estate and real assets. This has been revealed in a new global survey released by the investment firm BlackRock. Survey Findings After speaking with 100 institutional investors across the globe, the firm disclosed the following survey findings for 2014: Approximately half of the respondents (49 percent) expect to increase […]

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