Invesco Europe Lead

Invesco Real Estate (IRE), a global real estate investment manager, invests in direct property and publicly-traded real asset securities, and has a 36-year investment track record.

We are one of the largest real estate firms globally, and benefit from our exclusive focus on investment management and a performancedriven culture. Our services range from fund management, structuring and finance to acquisitions, asset management and dispositions.

IRE is a highly stable organisation, with our global senior team having an average tenure of 14 years and 27 years’ industry experience.

As the real estate investment management arm of Invesco Ltd, we have the global strength of a large organisation complemented by the expertise of our on-the-ground specialists who are active in their local markets everyday.

Underpinning this local expertise is our applied research philosophy: using the forward-looking forecasts of our global in-house research team to present our ‘best ideas’ to our clients and aim to invest in the right markets, at the right time.

IRE offers a range of investment strategies for institutional investors. The choice of strategy and investment vehicle depends on our client’s objectives, risk appetite and capital available for investment.

We have a strong track record of delivering strategies throughout a number of real estate cycles. As a cross-border specialist with consistent access to off-market opportunities, our team of local market experts work together with IRE’s dedicated research team, and with our clients’ interests in mind, to invest in the right markets, at the right time.

Real estate solutions are available on a separate account basis (alone or with a small group of investors); via pooled funds (open-end or close-end funds); or by way of club investments. Our strategies invest in the main commercial sectors as well as hotels and multi-family/ residential (private rented sector) and across the major global real estate markets. We currently manage $80.3bn of real estate assets globally for our clients, with around 520 staff across 21 offices.

Investment principles & strategy

We have been managing separate accounts and pooled funds throughout a number of real estate market cycles and have been active but selective in our transactions programme during these periods. We believe we have the expertise to know where and when to invest and, with our network of global relationships, we can access off-market direct real estate deals.

Our investment strategy is based on top-down economic fundamentals combined with bottom-up local market intelligence. The starting point for achieving our investment objectives is to develop our general view of the real estate markets (called the ‘House View’).

The House View is IRE’s collective belief of the way our firm should invest in the institutional real estate markets to help achieve our clients’ investment objectives and is comprised of:

  • Target weightings by property type for IRE’s model portfolio
  • Market ratings for each qualified market
  • Investment strategies for each market targeted for investment

The system for developing the House View is dependent on the input and participation of all IRE’s investment professionals. Every member of the research, transactions, asset management and portfolio management groups is involved.

This team-based approach ensures clarity in understanding the current opportunities and risks in the market, along with providing the team with a specific plan to execute and achieve the objectives.

IRE is proud to be a sustainable investment manager. Sustainability is not a badge-wearing exercise for us; rather

  • We have a global sustainability policy and share best practice across our business
  • The majority of our assets have a sustainability action plan
  • We work closely with key stakeholders to deliver on this global plan
  • Our sustainability philosophy adopts an holistic approach – focusing on the full spectrum of E and S and G, and encourages what we call ‘authentic’ ESG integration

Strategic corporate development

Our sole business is managing investments, working with our clients’ interests in mind and concentrating on the delivery of returns. We are not a bank, brokerage house or an insurance company, nor do we have any other real estate related businesses (such as leasing or property management) that can distract or conflict with our fiduciary responsibilities, or detract from our focus on performance.

Performance verification

Our global business has grown organically and through selective acquisitions since 1983. Our experts have the experience and the knowledge needed to seek to deliver investment returns in an increasingly complex environment. We believe our diversified global platform has positioned us well against our competitors and has enabled us to maintain a senior staff with low turnover.

COMPLIANCE STATEMENT

This information is intended for Professional Clients and Institutional Investors only. It is not intended for and should not be distributed to, or relied upon, by the public. Source of all data is Invesco Real Estate as at 30 June 2019. The value of investments and any income from them will fluctuate (this may partly be the result of exchange rate fluctuations) and investors may not get back the full amount invested. This information does not form part of any prospectus. It contains general information only and does not take into account individual objectives, taxation position or individual financial needs. It does not constitute a recommendation of the suitability of any investment strategy for a particular investor. Nor does it constitute an offer or solicitation by anyone in any jurisdiction in which such an offer is not authorised or to any person to whom it is unlawful to make such an offer or solicitation. Current tax levels and reliefs may change. Depending on individual circumstances, this may affect investment returns. Past performance is not a guide to future returns. IRE invests in property and land. This can be difficult to sell, so investors may not be able to sell these investments when they want to. The value of the property is generally a matter of an independent valuer’s opinion. The views and opinions expressed herein are those of Invesco Real Estate professionals based on current market conditions. They are not necessarily those of other Invesco professionals and are subject to change without notice. Telephone calls may be recorded.