Investors Scared Of Investing In Commercial Property Funds

Investors fear they may be left locked into commercial property funds should the market take a turn for the worse. This is what happened in late 2008 and 2009 when investors in New Star, Standard Life, Axa, Aviva and Scottish Widows all found themselves barred from drawing money out of the funds. Investors were tied […]

Record level of returns achieved by funds

The IPD UK Pooled Property Fund Index showed that UK pooled property funds achieved a total return of 10.4% in the fourth quarter of 2009. This is the largest figure in the index’s 20 year history. This lifted the total returns for the year for UK unlisted property funds to -5.4% up from -32% in […]

British Land To Run £300 million Residential Property Fund

The U.K.’s second-largest real estate investment trust, British Land Co. PLC, will manage a £300 million fund of prime London residential properties, increasing its exposure to the sector, according to the Wall Street Journal. The fund is being launched by a business spun out of law firm Charles Russell. The company already manages assets for […]