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Nuveen Real Estate is one of the largest investment managers in the world with $130 billion of assets under management.

Managing a suite of funds and mandates, across both public and private investments, and spanning both debt and equity across diverse geographies and investment styles, we provide access to every aspect of real estate investing.

With over 80 years of real estate investing experience and more than 600 employees* located across over 25 cities throughout the United States, Europe and Asia Pacific, the platform offers unparalleled geographic reach, which is married with deep sector expertise.

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* Includes 314 real estate investment professionals, supported by a further 290+ Nuveen employees.

Source: Nuveen, 30 June 2019.

Sector forecasts

Industrial: The long-term outlook for regional logistics real estate is underpinned by several structural tailwinds which are mainly underscored by robust domestic demand. Despite the current soft global trade environment, the near-term risks to sentiment and leasing demand should be mitigated by limited institutional grade and modern facilities. Economies with strong internal demand and higher e-commerce penetration are expected to better withstand the near-term export-related headwinds: South Korea, Japan, Australia and China, for example. The exponential growth of the e-commerce sector should continue to underpin the performance of logistics assets. Asia Pacific has the largest share of online sales globally and is still expanding at a faster pace than any other region in the world.

Office: A dislocation in performance across the office market should start to take shape in the coming months, as divergence in fundamentals shines through on the uncertain economic and political landscape. An uncertain business outlook, from the trade war and weak domestic demand, has started to drag on capital spending. While overall labour market conditions remain strong, the balance of risk to employment growth is down due to the uncertain outlook ahead. Most regional economies are expected to grow at below trend in 2019, with a subdued outlook in 2020 expected, even with support from monetary and fiscal stimulus. Singapore, Sydney and Melbourne office markets are likely to see relatively resilient rental growth from more subdued supply headwinds.

Residential: Demand for residential investment has started to show signs of slowing across key gateway cities. The pullback in pricing is evident across key mainland Chinese cities, as a slowing economy has started to negatively impact sentiment. Even in Tokyo, a star performer in recent years, a rising bid-ask spread reflects the less certain macro outlook after many years of price increases. However, supportive financing conditions will help underpin pricing. Volumes have started to creep higher in key Australian cities even though sentiment remains somewhat uncertain. The months-long protest in Hong Kong will likely have a longer-term negative impact on the residential market, as social instability impacts on business sentiment, the labour market and foreign appetite.

Retail: Asia Pacific remains the epicentre of rising middle classes and consumption in the long -term, however the near-term hit to consumer sentiment from a softer growth outlook has started to dampen the retail trade across many regional markets, not to mention the headwinds from rapidly increasing e-commerce sales. The decline in footfall and weakening income has had a visible impact on retail property valuation and will continue to exert upward pressure on cap rates in the medium-term. One bright spot in this generally weak retail market sentiment is in the discounted luxury outlet mall segment in China: while high street luxury brands are hurting from slower growth and rapidly changing consumer tastes, the emerging middle class continues to be attracted by the experiential luxury shopping experience in an out-of-town location.

Investment principles & strategy

A client-focused culture is at the core of who we are and what we believe our clients expect from us.

We take a stable, risk-aware investment approach to our business, which places our clients and investment teams at the heart of our process. Our fund management teams work closely with our clients to deliver investment performance that meets their objectives. The teams operate within a defined investment process with established risk controls, accompanied by investment committee oversight.

Our tomorrow’s world investment philosophy incorporates strategic insights on megatrends throughout every stage of the investment process, looking beyond market cycles to assess how structural trends can best inform long-term real estate investments. Environmental and social governance is embedded into everything we do for the enduring benefit of clients and society.

Strategic corporate development

We work closely with our clients to develop long-term strategic relationships, to understand their goals and meet their requirements. To ensure we provide each investor with a tailored solution, made up of a range of products and strategies, we have developed our range of solutions to offer the resilient, enhanced and debt series:

  • Our resilient series is designed for investors who are focused on diversification, income and long-term capital growth. Our strategies focus on investing in high-quality assets in leading cities that are well positioned in terms of long-term structural trends, including demographic change, urbanisation and technology.
  • Our enhanced series applies strategies that work within market cycles, use a more active asset management and repositioning approach, and/or invest in emerging sectors and locations. These strategies are designed for investors that are looking for an enhanced level of capital growth.
  • Our debt series is designed to provide investors with access to secure, income-focused returns. Our strategies may suit cautious investors seeking attractive levels of income with a measure of downside protection against short-term capital cycles.

Performance verification 

Nuveen Real Estate has its own performance analysis team dedicated to measuring and analysing property portfolio and fund performance.

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