Real Estate Real Assets

Established in 2018 with the first Infrastructure fund, Real Assets is’s second largest segment with EUR 15 billion of AUM as of 30th JAN 2020, representing 36 percent of’s total AUM. The Business Segment employs approximately 70 Investment Advisory Professionals and 11 Advisory Partners across offices. Real Assets comprises two Business Lines: Infrastructure and Real Estate.

Seeks to identify value-add real estate investment opportunities to apply a hands-on approach to value creation across gateway cities in Europe

“Buying real estate is not only the best way, the quickest way, the safest way, but the only way to become wealthy.”


Seeks to identify investment opportunities in medium-sized infrastructure businesses with potential for operational value creation in the Nordic region, Continental Europe and North America. INFRASTRUCTURE

Seeks to identify investment opportunities in infrastructure businesses with potential for operational value creation in the Nordic region, Continental Europe, North America and Asia Pacific.

Important Facts

The Real Estate Advisory Team

The Real Estate Advisory Team comprises 22 Investment Advisory Professionals working out of London, Madrid, Milan and Stockholm. The Team has experience analysing and investing across the pan-European real estate market and has advised on over 120 real estate projects across Europe and multiple asset classes.

A Smoother Investment Journey

Our genuinely diversified portfolios spread risk to deliver a more predictable outcome, while our forward-looking risk management aims to provide a smoother investment journey.

Capitalising The Urbanisation Trends

The Real Estate Team’s focus lies on identifying investment opportunities in European gateway cities with strong demographics including above-average GDP, infrastructure development and employment growth. By focusing on supply constrained submarkets within gateway cities benefiting from positive urbanisation trends, the team identifies investment opportunities to create sustainable value. The Team is constantly evaluating new real estate investment opportunities in the key regions the UK, the Nordics, France and Germany by utilising’s extensive network of Advisors, knowledge from its “local with locals” approach and on-the-ground investment advisory professionals.

Transition To Core

The strategy within the Real Estate funds’ investments is to support a transition to core, focusing on sustainable value creation through leveraging the Real Estate Investment Advisory Team’s “hands-on” asset management capabilities. The Team looks for direct and indirect investment opportunities in real estate assets that offer significant potential for value creation through repositioning, redevelopment, refurbishment and active asset management.

Exploring Investment Opportunities

The Team, seeks to identify control or co-control equity investments in medium-sized infrastructure companies that provide an essential service to society, are recession resilient, have secure cash flows and ideally, offer some inflation protection. The typical equity investment opportunity ranges between EUR 200 million and EUR 800 million.

Several types of opportunities, including stand-alone operating infrastructure companies, infrastructure assets that have evolved into corporate orphans and government privatisations are evaluated by the Team. Ideal investment targets are operating companies in industries with regulated infrastructure, concession based infrastructure, market-driven infrastructure or infrastructure-related services. When it comes to investments themes and sectors, the focus is on companies within the energy, transport & logistics, environmental, telecom and social sectors.

Joining forces for development Once a portfolio company has been acquired, appoints a Board of Directors with a Chairperson (a Advisor with relevant management background), supported by other sector/industry specialists and a Infrastructure partner. The Board of Directors defines and monitors strategic plans and ensures that management gets the appropriate support and resources to run the portfolio company in an efficient, responsible and accountable manner.

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