Real Estate

Real estate can provide a wide variety of investment solutions for our clients. The asset class has a track record of delivering robust, risk-adjusted returns over the long term, and can act as an effective portfolio diversifier.

With substantial real estate assets under management, we have a significant presence in the real estate market, ranking as one of the Top 10 managers globally. We have a team of real estate investment professionals located across the globe, who have a strong regional network of contacts and an ‘on the ground’ understanding of local market conditions. Our process is global, but implemented locally.

Our key areas of expertise are in the UK, continental Europe, the Nordics and Asia. We also offer global strategies and sector specific investment opportunities, such as shopping centres, business parks and residential investments.

We can offer a range of strategies to meet our clients’ needs and to address differing market conditions. Our range of real estate strategies includes:

  • direct real estate (buildings)
  • listed real estate (shares)
  • hybrid real estate solutions
  • real estate debt
  • real estate multi-manager.

Research is vital to our success. High-quality original research is essential in a competitive market. We believe that our industry-leading insights give us a competitive edge and help us to deliver performance for our clients across different market cycles.

Our process allows us to maximise performance for a given level of risk. Our research feeds into the bottom-up strategy, allowing us to select individual assets that offer the best potential.

After we have bought a property, we look to create further value by actively managing the asset. This includes ensuring operational efficiency, letting vacant space, negotiating favourable lease terms and redevelopment.

Risk warning - Before investing, investors should consider carefully the investment objective, risks, charges, and expenses of a fund. This and other important information is contained in the prospectus and KIID document. The information is intended to be of general interest only and should not be considered as an offer, investment recommendation or solicitation, to deal in the shares of any securities or financial instruments.

Our investment sites

To find more details on our real estate capabilities, please visit either the Aberdeen Asset Management or Standard Life Investments web sites: