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"Research is the fundamental background to any effective investment decision."
Eamonn D'Arcy, academic chairman of the EPRA Research

The EPRA Research Committee combines the best regarded professionals working on behalf of the leading Universities.
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EPRA continues to develop new products to support the investment decisions and clarity surrounding the nature of listed real estate. In the pipeline: Bonds.


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This filter enables you to select and download EPRA research and indices data. Searches can be made under a variety of timeframes - note that the locked PDFs are for EPRA members only.

The question of cost

The average cost globally of pension funds investing in real estate is 76 basis points, but more than double for direct real estate (83 bps) than for REITs (41 bps). Overall, real estate investing carries significantly lower costs than private equity or hedge funds research on 884 funds shows.



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    Discover EPRA Research Compendium: a quick overview of the last three years of EPRA's academic research on listed real estate, investment, blended portfolios and REITs.

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