Why Real Estate Investing?

Why Real Estate Investing?

From climate commitments, regulation, and risk, to both the pitfalls and potential of data, the real estate investment universe is in flux.

MSCI Real Estate’s analytical solutions make it easier to manage investments, and capture performance and opportunity across private and public assets.




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MSCI Empowers Investors To See the Real Estate Market through a Different Lens

To stay relevant in the constantly evolving Real Estate landscape, we have to keep evolving too, harnessing data and indexes in new and better ways to give investors the tools and insight they need to stay ahead.

Our Clients

Our Clients 

Whether you are an asset owner looking to capture the complete vista across private and public real estate, a wealth manager focused on building more sustainable portfolios or a REIT targeting a specific market segment; we provide critical investment tools and benchmarks, whatever your strategic aims, wherever your geographic focus and across the entire liquidity spectrum.


REITs in focus

REITs in focus

MSCI is committed to supporting REITs - and other publicly listed investment vehicles - build better portfolios, through investment tools, market data and actionable insights, whatever their strategy.

Our rich dataset and analytics allow our clients to better communicate trends and report performance to stakeholders as well as improve operations across balance sheet management, asset management and remuneration frameworks.

Sustainable solutions

Climate change impacts, related financial disclosures and ESG reporting is progressively shaping how REITs approach risk management, portfolio performance optimization and investor communication.

MSCI is an industry leader in ESG and our real estate solutions support climate scenario stress testing, allow you to integrate ESG metrics and data, set climate objectives - such as Net Zero/ 2050 - demonstrate how climate has played into your key investment decisions and fulfil disclosure requirements such as TCFD reporting.

Our market data, performance and risk analytics give you the ability to isolate and understand how equity market factors, financial structures and individual properties drive performance. And our robust and objective benchmarks align with your strategy and can be customized in line with your objectives.

Differentiate your offer

Communicating how your strategy is delivering returns and effectively managing risk, is key to great investor relations and your company’s ability to raise capital.

Our real estate investment solutions and standard, customized indexes allow you to benchmark performance against the market and can create clear blue water between competitors by demonstrating climate credentials, track record or portfolio resilience across the cycle.

If you would like to learn more about how we can help you increase and manage private real asset investments.

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Real Estate Solutions

Real Estate Solutions

Our expert consultants and researchers know that any lack of transparency or comparability with other asset classes can muddy an investor's assessment of risk and performance and can make governance and reporting more challenging.

We also know that simply more data, without the capability to connect the dots, is not enough.

That is why as strategies become more sophisticated and investors demand more insight into risk and performance drivers and drag, we focus on delivering client value far beyond the reporting cycle.


Nested Applications

Nested Applications

Real Estate Market Data

Real Estate Market Data

Our dataset represents $2tn in private real estate assets across 30 countries, and over $450bn in publicly listed real estate. With 150 comparable measures, this powerhouse of over tens of thousands properties globally drives our suite of analytical solutions and enables you to answer the high-level and granular questions that really matter.


Real Estate Market Data


Real Estate Indexes and Benchmarks

Real Estate Indexes and Benchmarks

Backed by almost 40 years of benchmarking leadership, our consistent, comparable and independent indexes provide the real estate industry with a shared understanding of global markets and set the foundation for effective strategy development and robust performance and risk measurement.


Real Estate Indexes and Benchmarks


Nested Applications

Real Estate Market and Portfolio Analytics

Real Estate Market and Portfolio Analytics

MSCI Real Estate Enterprise Analytics provides clients with a common language, and the actionable insight they need to determine future allocation, translate idiosyncratic risk, quickly compare yields against the market and make better investment decisions.



Enterprise Analytics


Real Estate Climate Solutions

Real Estate Climate Solutions

Real Estate Climate Value-at-Risk (Climate VaR) is a forward-looking and return-based valuation assessment for individual assets and portfolios.








Real Estate Climate Solutions


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40 Years of Real Estate Indexes

40 Years of Real Estate Indexes

Through turbulent times, property booms, bubble bursts, market crashes and technological change, MSCI Real Estate's objective, consistent and comparable indexes have met the moment. Yesterday. Today. Tomorrow.

Real Estate Market Size

Real Estate Market Size

Our annual Market Size Report for 2019/20 has estimated the size of the global professionally managed real estate investment markets since 2004, bringing transparency to the market with 15 years of historical and global data.

Real Estate Research

Real Estate Research

Our research solutions leverage our unique dataset and analytical capabilities to provide actionable insights. Working in the context of MSCI’s broader, multi-asset class research team, we can also help clients across asset allocation, strategy and execution.

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