09 Mar 2017

Value-Add Capabilities

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Principal Real Estate Investors has significant experience helping institutional investors with the performance of their real estate programs through the implementation of value-add strategies. Since 2001, we have executed 289 value-add investments (lease-to-core and build-to-core) valued at over $12.1 billion on behalf of institutional clients.

  • Value-Add: purchase of poorly leased properties or those with substantial near-term lease rollover, typically at prices below reproduction costs, then renovating or repositioning them to a stabilized, core status
  • Development: ground-up development of new properties, ranging from strong pre-leasing to speculative development
  • Strong preference for “green” properties that have or can achieve LEED® or ENERGY STAR® certification, which can help increase leasing velocity, tenant retention, net operating income, and the pool of potential buyers

Value-Add Strategies

We employ the following strategies to help add value to our clients’ investments:



* Not all investment professionals are involved with Value-Add strategies offered by Principal Real Estate Investors

Unless otherwise noted, the information in this document has been derived from sources believed to be accurate as of December 2016. Information derived from sources other than Principal Global Investors or its affiliates is believed to be reliable; however, we do not independently verify or guarantee its accuracy or validity. Past performance is not necessarily indicative or a guarantee of future performance and should not be relied upon to make an investment decision.

The information in this document contains general information only on investment matters. It does not take account of any investor’s investment objectives, particular needs or financial situation and should not be construed as specific investment advice, an opinion or recommendation or be relied on in any way as a guarantee, promise, forecast or prediction of future events regarding a particular investment or the markets in general. All expressions of opinion and predictions in this document are subject to change without notice. Any reference to a specific investment or security does not constitute a recommendation to buy, sell, or hold such investment or security, nor an indication that Principal Global Investors or its affiliates has recommended a specific security for any client account

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Any projections or other estimates in this document are based upon certain assumptions that may change. As a general matter, the strategy entails a high degree of risk and is suitable only for sophisticated investors for whom such an investment is not a complete investment program and who fully understand and is capable of bearing the risks associated with such strategy. Due to various risks and uncertainties actual events or results may differ materially from those reflected or contemplated above. Moreover, actual events are difficult to project and often depend upon factors that are beyond the control of Principal Global Investors and its affiliates. There can be no assurance that the strategy’s objectives will be achieved, and investors must be prepared to bear capital losses, including a loss of capital invested.

All figures shown in this document are in U.S. dollars unless otherwise noted. All assets under management figures shown in this document are gross figures, before fees, transaction costs and other expenses and may include leverage, unless otherwise noted. Assets under management may include model-only assets managed by the firm, where the firm has no control as to whether investment recommendations are accepted or the firm does not have trading authority over the assets.

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