2020, 21 January
Kempen Real Estate Update: Barbarians at the gates
A recurring and important question regarding all shapes and forms of prudent investing across all asset classes and instruments is “how do I get my money back?”. Whereas larger institutional investors may have the luxury of investing with nearly perpetual time horizons, for retail investors and institutional investors with stringent spending requirements (foundations, endowments, insurance etc..), this question is of the utmost importance as often they do not have this luxury option. With the recent suspension of trading at several UK open-ended retail property funds (also known as gating), and redemptions in one US ODCE fund, we explore this topic further and look into how investors can avoid being caught in gated property funds.