In challenging economic and market environments, high quality and defensive assets providing predictable, inflation-linked income returns, such as real estate long income, can offer a compelling solution for investors.
With inflation hitting multi-decade highs, central banks in major developed markets have finally been forced to abandon the long-running era of easy monetary policy; interest rate hikes rather than cuts characterise the new regime.
At such times, when government bonds are less of a safe haven, investments offering resilience and stable returns are hard to find. Real estate long income offers the potential to deliver on both counts.
Real estate long-income strategies are underpinned by a focus on the quality and duration of rental income: investing in properties let to investment-grade public and private sector tenants on leases with secure contractual terms of at least 15 years.
The asset class aims to provide investors with secure and predictable, inflation-linked income returns and low volatility through market cycles. It demonstrated impressive resilience through the COVID-19 pandemic and showed similar strength during other episodes of market turmoil.
Download ‘The new safe haven’ to understand:
- Why the characteristics of long-income real estate are particularly relevant for long-term income investors and the role of the asset class in diversified portfolios
- How the structures of long leases can offer vital protections to investors
- The growing importance of ESG considerations in real estate long income