Third Avenue International Real Estate Value Whitepaper: October 2023
Key Takeaways include:
- International listed real estate offers exposure to unique supply-and-demand drivers, in addition to inflation and diversification benefits
- Real estate companies listed outside of the U.S. currently offer attractive valuation and growth characteristics, as well as opportunities for active managers to benefit from inefficient pricing with a lack of competition
- The Third Avenue International Real Estate Value Fund (“the Fund”) has delivered investors excess returns of approximately 7.0% per year for the last 5 years compared to the benchmark
- The Fund is a distinct portfolio that represents “value with catalysts”, such as supply chain nearshoring, a spike in immigration in western markets, high growth in immature asset classes, and valuations that are cheaper than previous “crisis” levels in certain cases
- These drivers could be enhanced further by “macro” catalysts including lower interest rates and a weaker U.S. dollar
Past performance is no guarantee of future results; returns include reinvestment of all distributions. The above represents past performance and current performance may be lower or higher than performance quoted above. Investment return and principal value fluctuate so that an investor’s shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than the original cost. Click here for standardized performance.
FUND RISKS: In addition to general market conditions, the value of the Fund will be affected by the strength of the real estate markets. Factors that could affect the value of the Fund’s holdings include the following: overbuilding and increased competition, increases in property taxes and operating expenses, declines in the value of real estate, lack of availability of equity and debt financing to refinance maturing debt, vacancies due to economic conditions and tenant bankruptcies, losses due to costs resulting from environmental contamination and its related clean-up, changes in interest rates, changes in zoning laws, casualty or condemnation losses, variations in rental income, changes in neighborhood values, and functional obsolescence and appeal of properties to tenants. The Adviser’s use of its ESG framework could cause it to perform differently compared to funds that do not have such a policy. The criteria related to this ESG framework may result in the Fund’s forgoing opportunities to buy certain securities when it might otherwise be advantageous to do so, or selling securities for ESG reasons when it might be otherwise disadvantageous for it to do so. For a full disclosure of principal investment risks, please refer to the Fund’s Prospectus.
Third Avenue Funds are distributed by Foreside Fund Services, LLC.
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