Opportunities await investors in current climate: Schroders

The current economic turmoil clearly poses some obstacles for real estate investors, but could also offer a raft of opportunities too.

“There’s going to be an opportunity for investors to be able to access certain assets that might not otherwise be available in the market,” Schroders Capital head of strategic capital partnerships Europe, Stephen Miles pointed out. He added that some buyers will be able to step in and assemble portfolios of a quality that they are looking for.

“The other opportunity right now is to invest more towards some of the big trends we’re seeing particularly demographics,” he added.

“We’re seeing technology really now coming through into decisions around property, we’re seeing individualisation as a concept, smaller apartments, self-storage and hospitality is still really strong.”

Miles added that investment managers with operational expertise will be able to drive performance while protecting costs.