Global asset manager adapts as Nordic institutions enlarge RE teams

BMO Real Estate Partner's European Fund Director expects to add more Copenhagen property to his high street retail portfolio following recent acquisition while shunning other Nordic capitals. He floats the idea for a fresh RE strategy to launch in 2020.

BMO Real Estate Partners Fund Director Europe Ian Kelley. | Photo: PR / BMO REP

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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