Commercial real estate investors in Maryland are becoming much more sophisticated as new investment structures emerge. While real estate used to be thought of as an old-fashioned asset class that was ignored by institutional investors, it now makes up almost 10 percent of institutional investment portfolios. Now, institutional investors own about $6.7 trillion worth of commercial real estate properties.
Institutional investors are now turning to commercial real estate and managing complex global portfolios. Despite the changes in commercial real estate investment strategies, there is still a lack of up-to-date technology platforms to help investors manage their global portfolios. Capitalizing on this void, commercial real estate tech companies raised $90 million in investments during the first half of 2015.