a.s.r. reim

Research

The Research department supports a.s.r. real estate investment management in developing strategic visions of the investment markets in which it operates. In addition, the department is always closely involved in buying and selling decisions. Based on real estate expertise, knowledge of regional and local markets and associated market risks, the Research department translates market analyses and market data into tailored investment visions and advisory reports. Our starting point is our clients’ desired risk and return profiles.

Vision

Investing in real estate is, by definition, a choice for long-term returns. We combine our many years of research experience on knowledge development and intelligent data systems. We do not make investment decisions based on gut instinct, but on the basis of objective information. The result? As an institutional investor, we can offer promising investments and the ability to exploit these opportunities. In addition, our asset managers can be of service to our tenants based on their knowledge of local trends and developments. This fits with the idea that a good relationship with tenants forms the basis of a positive investment result. 

Work method

The Research department has developed its own instruments for determining which real estate locations are most profitable based on a particular desired risk profile. For example, how do demographic or regional economic developments affect the real estate markets in general and our real estate portfolios in particular? We can use our market analysis tools to look at both the past and the future. We divide the market into two levels:  

National/regional

To arrive at the right decisions, we analyse investment opportunities at national and regional levels. This allows us to map the demographic, economic, technological and social and societal trends. 

Local/neighbourhood

In addition, we continually analyse at local and neighbourhood levels. We monitor municipal regulations, rent and purchase price developments, local competition, socio-demographic neighbourhood information, tenants in competing properties, vacancy rates, accessibility and parking facilities.

This allows us to see whether buildings in our portfolio still offer enough opportunities for profit. In addition, our instruments allow us to inspect investment opportunities that are not yet fully utilised.