IREI: LIVE A New Kind of Core-Plus for U.S. Commercial Real Estate

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IREI: LIVE A New Kind of Core-Plus for U.S. Commercial Real Estate

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William Pattison Adam Ruggiero
JUN 06, 2021

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The economic and policy responses to the COVID-19 pandemic have created a unique set of opportunities for U.S. commercial real estate investors. While strong economic growth is expected for the second half of the year, many real estate assets remain priced below long-term trend values, offering the potential for above average appreciation as the economy recovers. As part of that recovery, inflation may also be on the rise, a development likely to support values in asset classes that serve as effective hedges, real estate chief among them. With interest rates near all-time lows, investors may also have the opportunity to lock in attractive income returns for the long term, potentially reducing overall volatility and risk. There are multiple avenues to access these opportunities, including existing acquisitions, value-add activity, and ground-up development, but each comes with a different set of considerations.

In this Institutional Real Estate Americas sponsored webinar, we will address the attractiveness of these approaches in the context of our outlook for the U.S. real estate market and will introduce the thinking behind a blended approach that can potentially offer superior risk-adjusted returns in the core-plus spectrum.


This presentation has been prepared by MetLife Investment Management (“MIM”)[1] solely for informational purposes and does not constitute a recommendation regarding any investments or the provision of any investment advice, or constitute or form part of any advertisement of, offer for sale or subscription of, solicitation or invitation of any offer or recommendation to purchase or subscribe for any securities or investment advisory services. The views expressed herein are solely those of MIM and do not necessarily reflect, nor are they necessarily consistent with, the views held by, or the forecasts utilized by, the entities within the MetLife enterprise that provide insurance products, annuities and employee benefit programs. The information and opinions presented or contained in this document are provided as the date it was written. It should be understood that subsequent developments may materially affect the information contained in this document, which none of MIM, its affiliates, advisors or representatives are under an obligation to update, revise or affirm. It is not MIM’s intention to provide, and you may not rely on this document as providing, a recommendation with respect to any particular investment strategy or investment. Affiliates of MIM may perform services for, solicit business from, hold long or short positions in, or otherwise be interested in the investments (including derivatives) of any company mentioned herein. This document may contain forward-looking statements, as well as predictions, projections and forecasts of the economy or economic trends of the markets, which are not necessarily indicative of the future. Any or all forward-looking statements, as well as those included in any other material discussed at the presentation, may turn out to be wrong.

No money, securities or other consideration is being solicited. No invitation is made by this presentation or the information contained herein to enter into, or offer to enter into, any agreement to purchase, acquire, dispose of, subscribe for or underwrite any securities or structured products, and no offer is made of any shares in or debentures of a company for purchase or subscription. Prospective clients are encouraged to seek advice from their legal, tax and financial advisors prior to making any investment.

Past performance is not indicative of future results. No representation is being made that any investment will or is likely to achieve profits or losses or that significant losses will be avoided. Achieving total return targets and delivering cash flow, including those that pursue core-plus and value-add strategies, is not a guarantee. More specifically, investments in commercial mortgages involve significant risks, which include certain consequences as a result of, among other factors, borrower defaults, fluctuations in interest rates, declines in real estate values, declines in local rental or occupancy rates, changing conditions in the mortgage market and other exogenous economic variables, all of which could have a material adverse effect on certain assumptions made, and circumstances relied upon. Any person contemplating an investment in commercial mortgages must be able to bear the risks involved and must meet certain investment qualification requirements. The investments and strategies discussed herein may not be suitable for all investors. The material is not intended to provide, and should not be relied on for, accounting, legal or tax advice, or investment recommendations. You should consult your tax or legal adviser about the issues discussed herein. The investments discussed may fluctuate in price or value. Investors may get back less than they invested.

[1] Subsidiaries of MetLife, Inc. that provide investment management services include Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, MetLife Investment Management, LLC, MetLife Investment Management Limited, MetLife Investments Limited, MetLife Investments Asia Limited, MetLife Latin America Asesorias e Inversiones Limitada, MetLife Asset Management Corp. (Japan), and MIM I LLC.