Analytics firm Preqin published data identifying asset managers as being the most likely investor group to be planning new commitments to private real estate funds.

"80% of this investor group expecting to be active over the next 12 months," said analyst Karun Ahluwalia. "59% of insurance companies active in the real estate asset class are in search of new funds in the coming year.

More than 50% of endowment plans and real estate fund of funds managers are also planning new fund commitments in the near future."