Alternatives

Real estate credit

US

Columbia Threadneedle investment management teams benefit from a research capability dedicated to public real estate debt investments, via commercial mortgage-backed securities (CMBS).
CMBS are bonds backed by a diversified pool of commercial real estate mortgages (conduit CMBS) or bonds backed by a mortgage from an individual borrower (Single Asset Single Borrower, SASB).  We consider CMBS a sub-sector of our overall structured assets capability.
We believe that structured assets are inherently inefficient and that the degree of inefficiency changes with broader market conditions. We focus on a value-driven investment process to exploit market inefficiencies in a consistent and repeatable manner. 

Solutions

Commercial mortgage-backed securities                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

US

Columbia Threadneedle’s real estate loan investment team focuses their research primarily on privately negotiated first mortgage debt, secured by stable and cash generating real estate assets. The team is comprised of highly experienced private real estate credit professionals and their coverage includes all major property types.

Approximately 15% of the US commercial mortgage debt outstanding is held by life insurance companies, who may find the long-term income generating nature of these loans a good match for their liabilities.

The real estate loan team focuses their research capabilities across all fixed rate loans, with terms ranging from 3 to 20 years and balloon balances at maturity. The most common structure is a 10-year term, with monthly payments based on a 25-year amortisation schedule.

These loans are thoroughly researched and carefully selected with a focus on long-term value to drive mortgage performance throughout the real estate cycle.
Our real estate loan investment team benefits from the firm-wide commercial real estate capabilities at Columbia Threadneedle.  There is a continuous collaboration and exchange of insights and ideas across the spectrum of private and public real estate equity and debt between investment managers and analysts.

Solutions

Loan investments across all property types, with a particular focus on the retail, apartments, industrial, and office sectors

Real estate investing powered by diverse expertise and specialisms
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Insights

22 May 2024

Joanna Tano

Head of Research, Europe, Real Estate (EMEA)

UK Real estate – Overview Q1 2024

Total returns for the UK commercial property market turned positive in Q1 2024.
Read time - 3 min
25 April 2024

Joanna Tano

Head of Research, Europe, Real Estate (EMEA)

UK Real Estate: Talking Points April 2024

Our quarterly snapshot of current real estate market trends.
Read time - 2 min
15 February 2024

Hans Nordby

Head of Research & Analytics, Real Estate (US), Lionstone Investments

Joanna Tano

Head of Research, Europe, Real Estate (EMEA)

2024 Global Real Estate Outlook

What's in store for real estate in 2024? Global megatrends and financial conditions will impact returns and sector allocation.
Read time - 4 min
20 December 2023

Marcus Phayre-Mudge

Head of Property Investment, Thames River Capital

George Gay

Fund Manager

Targeting relative value in listed real estate

With inflation data suggesting we are at or near the peak in interest rates and investors assessing scope for cuts in 2024, real estate equities have risen sharply from their lows.
Read time - 4 min
12 December 2023

Assia Amore

European Fund Manager, Real Estate

Ian Kelley

Managing Director, Head of France, Benelux & Southern Europe, Real Estate

Joanna Tano

Head of Research, Europe, Real Estate (EMEA)

The resurgence of Europe’s luxury high streets is gathering momentum

High street retail markets across Europe are benefitting from the solid recovery of tourism, both international and domestic.
Read time - 3 min
31 August 2023

Marcus Phayre-Mudge

Portfolio Manager, TR Property Investment Trust

A diversified investment opportunity 

Property returns are not all about capital values, fundamentally, property is about income and the ability to grow that revenue stream.
Read time - 3 mins
30 June 2023

James Coke

Fund Manager & Co-head of Institutional UK Real Estate

UK real estate: half-year health check

Despite volatility in the UK property market over the past 12 months, there's been a nascent pricing recovery since March. So, what's the outlook like for the rest of the year?
Read time - 4 min
17 March 2023

Stewart Bennett

Global Head of Alternatives

Real estate – understanding the new normal

Where next for real estate? With sections on the UK, Continental European and US real estate our team take a closer look at the economic backdrop, activity in 2022, the outlook for 2023 plus strategy calls across various sub-sectors.
Read time - 9 min
22 December 2022

Joanna Tano

Head of Research, Europe, Real Estate (EMEA)

Real Estate: Preserving Value

There was a definite air of positivity in European real estate markets in January and February 2022.
Read time - 4 min

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