Inside Real Estate: Annual Strategy Outlook for 2022

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The real estate investment universe has emerged from the COVID-19 pandemic altered by a shift in human behavior. In the past two years we have changed the way we work, live, and play, which will affect how we think about and use commercial real estate going forward. The “DIGITAL” themes – Demographics, Innovation, Globalization, Infrastructure, and Technology – which we first highlighted in our annual strategy outlook for 2019 as future drivers of investment performance, have become more prevalent, heightened by the pandemic. In many ways, the commercial real estate market has been thrust into the future, which has presented a rapidly broadening opportunity set that spans well beyond the traditional property sectors.

We believe those investors able to identify and step into this brave new world will find themselves at the forefront of growth and outperformance in commercial real estate in 2022.

Get additional research, opinions, and expertise from Principal Real Estate Investors.

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Partnering with insurance investors is a key strength of Principal Global Investors. From our own insurance company heritage, Principal Global Investors has grown into a global investment manager with $590.6 billion in assets under management, and over 800 institutional clients globally (as of 12/31/2021). Nearly 50 of those 800 clients are external insurance companies. They trust Principal Global Investors to manage more than $14.7 billion in assets, ranging from private real estate debt and equity, to specialized debt and equity strategies. We have nearly three decades of insurance investment experience externally and five decades managing the general account for Principal Life.

Amanda Wilson
Managing Director, Institutional Sales & Relationship Management
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Des Moines, Iowa 50392

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