About Us

Principal Real Estate Investors is the dedicated real estate investment group within Principal Global Investors. We build on a vertically integrated platform that incorporates all disciplines of commercial real estate. By providing access to opportunities across the spectrum of public and private equity and debt investments, our clients are able to customize their real estate portfolios to their specific objectives, including sustainability and risk management guidelines.


Specialized expertise across four real estate quadrants

Our capabilities are backed by more than 60 years of real estate investment experience, when we started as part of the real estate investment department of Principal Life Insurance Company.

Since then, we’ve built a top-tier investment platform that provides comprehensive, specialized capabilities across all four quadrants of commercial real estate—public equity, private equity, public debt, and private debt. This platform gives us a unique perspective on real estate space and capital markets, allowing us to deliver solutions that meet your investment goals. 


Our platform offers:

Broad market access

Our diverse investment teams, located in the U.S., Europe, Asia, and Australia, have deep relationships within the industry, giving us preferred access to commercial real estate investment opportunities. This broad access also contributes to our research, allowing us to continuously incorporate real-time data and information into our underwriting and investment decisions.


Research-based investing

Our investment process is team-oriented, multi-disciplined, and research-based. Research is fundamental to our ability to assess relative value both within and across quadrants, and to deliver on your investment goals. The foundation for our investment decisions is a combination of top-down economic and sector analysis with bottom-up asset analysis, providing our investment professionals with the insights they need to successfully execute strategies.


Consistent, risk-adjusted performance

Our goal is to deliver consistent, risk-adjusted performance and superior service. Our market reach and research are vital to achieving this goal—and so is our commitment to innovation, whether it be sustainable investing or the “next generation” investment strategy or solution.