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Pursue your objectives with a top 10 global real estate manager.

  • Four quadrant manager
    Real estate solutions across public and private equity and debt

  • Trusted experience
    Over 60 years of real estate investment experience.1

  • Broad market access
    United States, Europe, Asia, and Australia.

  • Multiple risk-return options
    Core, Core-Plus, Value-Add, and Opportunistic solutions.

  • Market level expertise
    Over 300 tenured investment professionals, providing a deep understanding of local markets.

  • Research-based investing
    Fundamental to assessing relative value within and across the real estate quadrants.

  • Responsible approach to investing
    Driving positive financial and environmental, social, and governance (ESG) outcomes.

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A broad range of real estate solutions.

Our experienced investment teams provide comprehensive, specialized, and sustainable capabilities across all four quadrants of commercial real estate—public equity, private equity, public debt, and private debt—and more recently, infrastructure investing. Whatever real estate strategy or combination of strategies you believe is right for your objectives, we can help.
  • Private equity

    Core, Value-add, and Opportunistic Strategies

  • Private debt

    Commercial Mortgages and High Yield Debt

  • Public equity

    Listed REIT Securities

  • Public debt

    Commercial Mortgage-Backed Securities

  • Listed infrastructure

    Listed Infrastructure Securities

  • Real estate financing

    Private Debt Origination


Using research to inform investment decisions.

Our investment strategy and research process sits at the heart of our ability to assess relative value globally, both within and across quadrants, and to deliver on investment solutions. Our investment teams rely on our analyses and insights to inform their investment decisions.
  • Depth of research

    Our deep macroeconomic and microeconomic research incorporates analysis of economic, demographic, political, technological, property, and capital market trends.

  • Proprietary forecasts

    Data from our extensive equity and debt transaction, leasing, and asset management portfolio is combined with external and capital markets knowledge to develop forecasts for the markets and strategies that we cover.

  • Relative value assessment

    To determine relative value, we also use capital markets information including cap rate and pricing trends. This helps us evaluate whether current commercial real estate market trends are accurately priced.

Explore our featured real estate strategies.

Our 360° view of global real estate gives us the insight needed to help you identify strategies that can offer compelling performance.
U.S. Core Private Equity Real Estate
Using a research-based allocation with in-depth coverage of more than 40 U.S. metropolitan real estate markets to invest in a diversified pool of high-quality, well-leased U.S. commercial real estate properties, including a growing pool of niche property sectors.
U.S. Core-Plus Private Equity Real Estate
Relying on a research-driven process to invest in a nationally diversified portfolio of high-quality assets, focused on off-market and limited-bid transactions, and leveraging our experience in build- and lease-to-core.
U.S. Real Estate Green Property
Leveraging the firm’s long-standing commitment to sustainability as a means of potentially enhancing returns and reducing risk, exploiting changing real estate trends, focusing on development and value-add acquisition of multifamily, industrial, and specialty sector properties.
European Core Private Equity Real Estate
Leveraging on-the-ground experience across the United Kingdom and Continental Europe to invest in a diversified set of high-quality assets, including exposure to specialist asset classes, taking advantage of changing real estate trends driven by innovation and demographics.
U.S. Real Estate Securities
Applying bottom-up stock selection, emphasizing owning quality companies at a reasonable price, and diversifying sources of alpha generation.
Global Real Estate Securities
Offers exposure to the global real estate market, applying bottom-up stock selection, emphasizing owning quality companies at a reasonable price, and diversifying sources of alpha generation.
Global Listed Infrastructure
Investing in high quality infrastructure businesses whose contributions to sustainable development are not reflected in market valuations.

Get the latest insights.

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Real Estate sector report: February 2022

Real estate sector report with insights from investment professionals across the four quadrants.

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Europe Real Estate Sector Report: Spring 2021

A detailed look at European real estate sectors from a public and private equity perspective.

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The case for private U.S. commercial real estate

How private U.S. commercial real estate may help investors in the search for investment returns.

1Principal Real Estate Investors became registered with the SEC in November 1999. Activities noted prior to this date were conducted beginning with the real estate investment management area of Principal Life Insurance Company and later Principal Capital Real Estate Investors, LLC, the predecessor firm to Principal Real Estate Investors.

For the top 10 rating: Managers ranked by total worldwide assets (net of leverage, including contributions committed or received, but not yet invested, REIT securities are excluded), as of 30 June 2021. "The Largest Real Estate Investment Managers" Pensions and Investments, 4 October 2021.

Past performance does not guarantee future results.

Real estate investment options are subject to risks associated with credit, liquidity, interest rate fluctuation, adverse general and local economic conditions, and decreases in real estate values and occupancy rates.

Principal Real Estate is an investment team within Principal Global Investors.