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CHAPTER 8: Distinguishing the Assets Class: Real Estate–Specific Concerns

CHAPTER 8

Distinguishing the Assets Class: Real Estate–Specific Concerns

Some private equity investors may consider real estate to be a distinct asset class that has very little if any relation to private equity funds. Indeed, if investors approach the subject with any private equity fund manager themselves, they are likely to hear a long litany of reasons regarding why the two asset classes are different. Others may draw more similarities between the two types of investments. From the investor's perspective it is easy to see from where such similarities arise. Both investments in real estate and private equity require a longer-term investment horizon as compared to perhaps more liquid asset classes such as hedge funds. Additionally, both private equity and real estate funds tend to invest in more illiquid posi....


  

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