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Next target for improved data analysis: real estate

Oct 15, 2018 - Pensions & Investments

Investors are looking to the future and expect that their real estate portfolios will look very different than they do today.

Technology is growing in importance with asset owners as a way of doing more with fewer resources and increasing returns.

"Technology empowers our analytics," said Ashbel C. Williams Jr., executive director and chief investment officer, Florida State Board of Administration, Tallahassee, which oversees money management of the $160.4 billion pension fund.

Mr. Williams was speaking Oct. 5 on a panel at the Pension Real Estate Association's 28th Annual Institutional Investor Conference in Boston. "It impacts portfolio construction ... It drives execution," he said...