Types of investment

Property

Investing in real estate

We have highly experienced and specialist teams operating in the UK, Europe and the US with a range of strategies across real estate.

Combining the resources of a global investment business that is renowned for original research, advanced data analytics, and a centre of excellence in responsible investment, we provide the responsive partnership and market expertise you need to manage your real asset investments. At Columbia Threadneedle, we believe responsible investment in real estate is complementary to our core objective of delivering strong risk-adjusted investment returns for our clients.

Our specialist capabilities include:

UK real estate

With a leadership team that has over 20 years’ experience, our UK Real Estate team includes dedicated investment, asset management, property management oversight and risk / governance experts working closely together to maximize performance from our portfolios.

European real estate

Our European Real Estate manager is well connected and invests directly from offices in Munich and Paris and on-the-ground reach in core European markets including Germany, France, Benelux and Southern Europe. The team has over 20 years’ experience in investing for institutional clients, offering a range of regional and pan-European strategies.

US real estate: Lionstone

We have developed an innovative data-analytics-driven real estate investment proposition that conceptualises, analyses, and executes national investment strategies. Using proprietary algorithms and advanced analytics, we gain insight into the changing ways that people in America want to live and work.

At Columbia Threadneedle, we believe responsible investment in real estate is complementary to our core objective of delivering strong risk-adjusted investment returns for our clients.

Source: Columbia Threadneedle Investments, as at 31 December 2021.

14 March 2022

Solutions Enhanced: Capital Market Assumptions 2022 Making a transition

The end of 2021 saw a continuing reminder of the impact of coronavirus, inflation occurring in major economies, and the world waking up to the stark choices presented by the climate emergency. We set out the expectations for what all this could mean for investors over the next five years and in the longer run. These capital market assumptions form the base case we use when constructing strategic asset allocations for clients.
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15 December 2021

James Coke

Fund Manager and Co-Head of Institutional UK Real Estate

UK Real Estate: how to follow a record 2021?

James Coke looks at how the UK market might follow a record 2021, and while we don’t expect next year to deliver comparable capital value growth, it is likely to witness similar positive supply and demand dynamics which should maintain market momentum
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18 August 2021

James Coke

Fund Manager and Co-Head of Institutional UK Real Estate

Nick Buckland

Co-Head of Asset Management and Chair of the ESG Steering Group

Committing to zero carbon real estate

Our UK Real Estate strategy to reach net zero by 2050 addresses a major source of risk for commercial property investors and aims to deliver better outcomes for all stakeholders
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18 June 2021

Stuart Jarvis

Investment Solutions Quantitative Research Director

Lorenzo Garcia

Head of Investment Solutions

Kavit Tolia

Investment Solutions Senior Quantitative Analyst

Is the bond broken?

An allocation to government bonds within a multi-asset portfolio has traditionally played a vital role in terms of risk management and diversification. But with a decade-long bull era in both government bonds and equities, is this assumption still valid?
Read time - 5 min
28 May 2021

Toby Nangle

Global Head of Asset Allocation & Head of Multi-Asset, EMEA

Asset allocation update: standing pat

Maya Bhandari looks at how the team has managed its asset allocations over the past couple of months and where they believe the best risk-adjusted returns will come from.
Read time - 6 min
12 April 2021

Guillaume Langellier

Credit Research Analyst

Office-working: long-term symptoms or full recovery?

With the advent of the Covid-19 pandemic, millions of office workers worldwide were forced to work from home (WFH) for the majority of 2020.
Read time - 5 min

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