As a growing number of Nordic-based investors seek to beef up exposure to bricks and mortar investments outside of their home regions, in search of pockets of yield, direct co-investments alongside specialized real estate investment managers are becoming increasingly common.
According to Otto Donner, Nordic client director at asset manager BMO Global Asset Management, most of his current discussions with potential investors are about partnerships.
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