With a presence in five locations in Europe, Asia and North America, we believe that the team is unique in its global approach to real estate. This allows the team to access a broader deal sourcing network and understand the local conditions impacting the investments.
As one of the first real estate managers to enter into the fund of funds space, the team has a great deal of experience in the industry. We have made more than 100 investments covering the full risk/return spectrum and have also been a strong contributor to developing industry standards. Given our assets under management, we have the ability to pool capital from different sources in order to potentially improve terms in negotiations with underlying managers.
By virtue of our long experience managing multi-manager portfolios, we have developed a comprehensive investment process. Our goal is to add value by successfully screening what we believe to be the best opportunities and sourcing deals that may not be offered widely in the market. Aberdeen makes efforts to re-structure vehicles when necessary, upgrading them to institutional quality. This is our value add: expanding the investment universe of our client’s portfolio.
Having a thorough understanding of the products analyzed, Aberdeen is able to leverage its market knowledge to make what we believe are the best selection of investment vehicles with the aim of maximizing returns for each unit of risk. Active portfolio management is supported by Aberdeen’s involvement in fund advisory boards and investor meetings. This is complemented by Aberdeen’s specialized in-house middle office operations team which ensures high quality investor reports inline with relevant reporting requirements.