Real Estate

Property

Real assets like commercial property can play an important role in a portfolio – providing scope for growth and income as well as offering balance to other investment types like equities and bonds.

At BMO Global Asset Management we have a range of specialist property capabilities. Our colleagues at BMO Real Estate Partners invest directly in commercial properties in the UK and across Europe whilst our property equities team primarily focus on opportunities among listed real estate businesses.

Our range includes physical property, listed property and blended options with outcomes spanning income, growth and absolute return.

Risk Disclaimer

The value of property investments reflects the opinion of valuers and is reviewed periodically. These assets can also be illiquid.

Direct property investment

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BMO Real Estate Partners is a property specialist operating as part of BMO Global Asset Management. Our sole purpose is to create and manage successful property investments and asset management opportunities across a wide range of real estate markets in the UK and Europe. You can access BMO’s Real Estate Partners’ expertise through a range of structures including listed investment companies and open-ended funds.

Indirect property investment

Our property equities team are primarily focused on listed real estate securities – a diverse and often under-researched opportunity set. The team are active in their approach – adjusting exposure to individual companies as well as sub-sectors and geographic weightings.

Our range includes closed-ended, UK focused, regional, global and absolute return orientated strategies.

Insights

Multi-Asset
economic uncertainty
June 2022

June Monthly Market Commentary: The Economy to Face Increasing Chill, not a Hurricane

Expectations for Fed and Bank of Canada (BoC) tightening continue to firm up as monetary stimulus is getting removed at a quick pace to lean against excessive inflationary pressures. Rising rates should weigh on the growth outlook and equity valuation, but we do not expect a recession over the next 6 to 9 months.
Multi-Asset
economic uncertainty
May 2022

May Monthly MAST Commentary: Rising commodity prices continue to support the inflation outlook while supply-chains are still exposed to disruptions

Monetary stimulus from the U.S. Federal Reserve (the “Fed”) and Bank of Canada (BoC) is getting removed at a quick pace to lean against excessive inflationary pressures. Rising rates should weigh on the growth outlook and equity valuation, but we do not expect a recession over the next 12 months.
Multi-Asset
economic uncertainty
April 2022

April Monthly MAST Commentary: Fear of War is Coming Down, but Fear Over the Fed’s Soft-landing is Rising

The conflict in Ukraine keeps on raging, but fear of an escalation has come down. However, the impact on commodity prices will continue as prices remain elevated and long-term supply remains an issue, most notably for Europe and other commodity importing countries.
April 2022

Value Hunting: The Return of Cautious Optimism

With macroeconomic data telling two different stories—one of low unemployment and robust earnings, another of high inflation and rising interest rates—Luke Casey of Pyrford International provides an inside look at the investing factor that’s making a surprise comeback: Value.
April 2022

A Portfolio Manager’s Guide to War and Conflict

With Russia’s recent invasion of Ukraine, institutional investors are once again questioning the historical relationship between war and capital markets.
April 2022

Riding the $100T Renewables Infrastructure Wave

Joe Idaszak, Portfolio Manager, Brookfield Public Securities Group (PSG) offers his take on why institutional investors interested in the “E” of ESG should consider investing in the one specific area with $100 trillion of global investments expected by 2050: renewables infrastructure.

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