MSCI Real Estate
Unique market data, analytics and research to power better investment decisions
MSCI Real Estate powers better investment decisions through relentless innovations in differentiated content, flexible technology and actionable solutions.
We are a leading provider of real estate investment tools, delivering critical business intelligence to institutional investors and real estate owners, managers, brokers and occupiers worldwide.
Our extensive suite of real estate products is unique in the industry, and comprises global market indexes, our portfolio analysis service, which enables comparison against national and regional benchmarks and risk factor analytics. MSCI Global Intel, our market data engine, underpins our real estate products.
MSCI's Real Estate team is passionate about bringing our clients the latest innovations and insights to help them solve their investment and risk problems effectively
Our flexible products and services are designed to assist teams across the entire investment enterprise. Whether involved in asset allocation and strategy development, the execution of that strategy or reporting on performance and regulation, MSCI Real Estate can help those working throughout the whole investment process.
Click on our interactive tool below to find out more about each stage of the real estate investing cycle:
Real Estate is going mainstream. This complex and opaque asset class has moved from alternative to a significant share of allocation over the last two decades.
Real Estate is also becoming increasingly globalized, driven by the world’s largest asset owners. More broadly, an improved understanding of the role of real estate within the multi-asset class portfolio and an increased awareness of the potential diversification benefits from international real estate exposure are also impacting real estate investing trends.
MSCI Real Estate’s country, regional and global indexes aim to represent the financial and operating performance of private real estate markets across direct property and property funds structured as listed and unlisted vehicles, joint ventures and single client accounts. As many of our indexes also track performance at both asset and fund level, they can be used as benchmarks for global real estate investors to monitor their overall real estate program and individual fund performance.
Our index coverage is broad and deep, spanning $2 trillion of private real estate assets across more than 30 countries, over 17.5 years (on average) and including unique detail on more than 240 cities worldwide.1
The wide coverage of our headline financial performance indexes enhances market transparency for real estate investing institutions and asset owners across the world.
1 Based on 2017 year-end figures of msci real estate
Use our interactive map to explore our comprehensive global index coverage:
Our market size estimates are fundamental to the creation of the IPD Global Annual Property Index and a range of other multinational indexes and benchmarks. Read our MSCI Real Estate Market Size 2017 paper for the latest estimates.
MSCI Global Intel provides insights into real estate market data that are consistent and comparable, robust and tailorable, constantly evolving and objective. Leveraging one of the most extensive private real estate databases in the world, it is designed to support a unique level of market transparency.
Real Estate research commonly focuses on monitoring market trends in rents, yields and prices. Although useful for broad market context, investors may also seek to understand what these high-level trends mean for investment performance at the asset level and how they aggregate across portfolios. MSCI Real Estate research aims to bridge this gap by leveraging our unique dataset and the analytical capabilities of MSCI Global Intel and our Portfolio Analysis Service to provide insights from both market and portfolio analysis.
Combining this differentiated content and research can help investors across the enterprise – from strategy formation and portfolio management to asset underwriting and risk – obtain actionable investment insights based on broad and deep information.
Working in the context of MSCI’s broader, multi-asset class research team, we can also help clients across the investment process – from high-level asset allocation through real estate portfolio management down to individual asset appraisal – with research insights relevant to their decision making.
Our research includes:
- E-commerce and its impact on bricks and mortar retail real estate
- The relative attractiveness of global gateway cities for office investment strategies
- Whether the industrial sector is benefitting from a structural change in demand
Bryan Reid, Vice President of MSCI Real Estate Research at MSCI discusses the performance of Real Estate in the Asia-Pacific market.