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Benchmarking in Real Estate: Beyond Performance Measurement

Investors allocate to private real estate for a myriad of reasons, which means their investment objectives can vary substantially.   As such, investors articulate their objectives in various ways such as market-based benchmarks, inflation related targets or perhaps absolute return targets.  However, an objective is not a strategy; Investors must make this translation from objective to strategy, through to execution.  Market-based benchmarking and associated analytics form a powerful toolbox to understand drivers of risk and returns to evaluate the extent to which a strategy is delivering on the investors’ expectations.

Watch the MSCI Real Estate Benchmarking Framework Video