Types of investment


Investing in real estate

We have highly experienced and specialist teams operating in the UK, Europe and the US with a range of strategies across real estate.

Combining the resources of a global investment business that is renowned for original research, advanced data analytics, and a centre of excellence in responsible investment, we provide the responsive partnership and market expertise you need to manage your real asset investments. At Columbia Threadneedle, we believe responsible investment in real estate is complementary to our core objective of delivering strong risk-adjusted investment returns for our clients.

Our specialist capabilities include:

UK real estate

With a leadership team that has over 20 years’ experience, our UK Real Estate team includes dedicated investment, asset management, property management oversight and risk / governance experts working closely together to maximize performance from our portfolios.

European real estate

Our European Real Estate manager is well connected and invests directly from offices in Munich and Paris and on-the-ground reach in core European markets including Germany, France, Benelux and Southern Europe. The team has over 20 years’ experience in investing for institutional clients, offering a range of regional and pan-European strategies.

US real estate: Lionstone

We have developed an innovative data-analytics-driven real estate investment proposition that conceptualises, analyses, and executes national investment strategies. Using proprietary algorithms and advanced analytics, we gain insight into the changing ways that people in America want to live and work.

At Columbia Threadneedle, we believe responsible investment in real estate is complementary to our core objective of delivering strong risk-adjusted investment returns for our clients.

Source: Columbia Threadneedle Investments, as at 31 December 2021.

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
14 March 2022

Solutions Enhanced: Capital Market Assumptions 2022 Making a transition

The end of 2021 saw a continuing reminder of the impact of coronavirus, inflation occurring in major economies, and the world waking up to the stark choices presented by the climate emergency. We set out the expectations for what all this could mean for investors over the next five years and in the longer run. These capital market assumptions form the base case we use when constructing strategic asset allocations for clients.
Read time - 3 min
24 February 2022

CT Real Estate Partners – Applying ESG in Residential Strategies

Please read our most recent White Paper, written by our specialists
Read time - 2 min
15 December 2021

James Coke

Fund Manager & Co-head of Institutional UK Real Estate

UK Real Estate: how to follow a record 2021?

James Coke looks at how the UK market might follow a record 2021, and while we don’t expect next year to deliver comparable capital value growth, it is likely to witness similar positive supply and demand dynamics which should maintain market momentum
Read time - 3 min
18 June 2021

Stuart Jarvis

Investment Solutions Quantitative Research Director

Lorenzo Garcia

Head of Investment Solutions

Kavit Tolia

Investment Solutions Senior Quantitative Analyst

Is the bond broken?

An allocation to government bonds within a multi-asset portfolio has traditionally played a vital role in terms of risk management and diversification. But with a decade-long bull era in both government bonds and equities, is this assumption still valid?
Read time - 5 min

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