There are a total of 249 private equity real estate fund managers based in Europe, with the UK by far the most popular location. There are 113 UK-based firms, accounting for 45% of all European managers. Notable UK-headquartered firms include MGPA and Henderson Global Investors – Property. Germany is the base for 19 firms and there are 14 headquartered in the Netherlands, including ING Real Estate Investment Management, the largest European fund manager in terms of total capital raised in the last 10 years.
There are 11 firms headquartered in France, with AEW Europe and AXA Real Estate Investment Managers the largest in terms of capital raised. There are 10 firms based in Italy, nine in both Switzerland and Sweden, and seven in both Portugal and Russia.
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