Real estate research needs of the plan sponsor community: what do the plan sponsor real estate investment managers want to know?

Elaine Worzala, David I. Gilliland, Jacques Gordon

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Abstract

This article reports the results of a web-based survey of real estate portfolio managers in the pension fund industry. The study focused on ascertaining the real estate research interests of the respondents as well as whether or not research funding should be allocated to various research topics. Performance measures of real estate assets and portfolios, microeconomic factors affecting real estate and the role of real estate in a mixed-asset portfolio were the top three real estate research interests. There was some variation by the type and size of fund providing evidence that segmentation is important within the money management industry. Respondents were also queried on more focused research subtopics and additional questions in the survey focused on satisfaction with existing real estate benchmarks, and perceptions of the usefulness of published research. Findings should be used to guide research practitioners and academics as to the most important research interests of plan sponsor real estate investment managers.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)65-79
Number of pages15
JournalJournal of Real Estate Portfolio Management
Volume8
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2002

Keywords

  • real estate portfolio managers
  • pension fund industry
  • real estate research interests
  • research funding
  • performance measures
  • real estate assets
  • portfolios
  • microeconomic factors
  • mixed-asset portfolio
  • money management industry
  • real estate benchmarks

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