In terms of the number of private equity real estate firms located there, New York is the most populated city in the world. 118 of the 519 US-based firms are headquartered in New York, and four of the top five private equity real estate firms by total capital raised in the last 10 years are based in New York. Firms based in New York have raised an aggregate $199 billion for investments in real estate in the past 10 years; this equates to 43% of the total aggregate capital raised by all US-based private equity real firms, and 31% of the capital raised in this period globally. This highlights how important New York is to the market as a whole. There are currently 54 funds on the road, which are being raised by New York-based firms, they are seeking aggregate commitments of $31.6 billion.
Information on private equity real estate managers in New York and globally is available through Preqin's online module, Real Estate Online.