Good property fund management bolsters the strength of real estate investments.
The attraction of historically low land valuation is compelling investors to consider real property as an important complement or even lynchpin of their financial strategies. Because most people lack deep familiarity with real estate and land investing and how to discern a smart acquisition from a poor one, investors depend on property fund managers to guide them in their investment choices.
Managers of property funds will follow a strategy, such as a focus on warehouses, retail centres, hotels and resort properties or undeveloped land. Typically, fund managers expect most of the land it acquires to be sold to developers involved in house building. .
These strategies adapt to evolving market conditions, of course. A good example of a fund management strategy is one that considers how residential homebuilders are decoupling their role of cost-effective housing delivery from that of land acquisition. That presents opportunities for property fund managers to prepare and deliver land that is ready for construction. The specialists who manage those funds are experts in the acquisition, design, master planning and promotion of sites.
In that same example, it is beholden on the property fund management firm to first identify – on behalf of investors – where the best opportunities lie in land acquisition. They are attentive to where population and economic conditions will drive housing or other needs for land development and to where local authorities are likely to allow rezoning or change-of-use plans to accommodate the kind of development that will ultimately be profitable to all stakeholders.