UBS Asset Management in Canada
Delivering the best of our capabilities to you
UBS Asset Management's real estate business actively manages investments of approximately CHF 83 billion1 globally and regionally within Asia Pacific, Europe and the US, across the major real estate sectors, making it one of the largest real estate managers worldwide.
Global presence, local expertise
- We have been investing in real estate for over 70 years, having launched our first real estate fund as early as 1943
- Today we employ over 450 professionals worldwide, servicing over 3,000 professional and institutional clients worldwide through our local offices in 14 countries
- Local knowledge and experience enables us to understand the needs of clients and the regulatory environment in which they operate
- We seek to deliver our full range of capabilities to clients, providing quality client servicing by combining local knowledge with our global network
- We actively manage direct investments in the hotel, industrial, multi-family / residential, office and retail real estate sectors as well as in farmland in the US
- These are offered on a global, regional and country basis and through open- and closed-end private funds, REITs, customized investment structures as well as individually managed accounts
- The business invests in close to 1,900 properties spread across 29 countries and 17 currencies, making us a truly global real estate investment manager
- The multi-manager business has significant presence in major regions, providing access to and management of unlisted real estate funds selected from a broad universe of managers
- We currently manage CHF 5.9 billion2 in equity from around 500 clients
- Our product offering ranges from core to opportunistic, from developed to emerging markets, and from customized segregated mandates to commingled funds
- The indirect business is complemented by the Swiss Real Estate Securities team which was established some 16 years ago
Bringing our expertise to you
Finding the answers you need – our investment approach
We have taken industry leading steps in governance, transparency and sustainability as a commitment to value creation for our clients over the medium to long-term.
A robust investment process
- Investment decisions are taken by experienced professionals, drawing on the expertise of the broader investment team, and our acquisitions process allows us to rapidly execute deals and deploy client capital.
- Our global capabilities and extensive network differentiate us from our competitors and enable us to source investments on both an on- and off-market basis to provide our clients with access to the best opportunities possible.
- All investment decisions are made within the context of a rigorous risk management and control framework, comprising both qualitative and quantitative elements.