Property: Is it time for pension schemes to take the next step on the property ladder?

Over the last two decades UK pension schemes have doubled the share of their assets invested in property from around 4% to 8%. Typically they have focused on UK “Core Commercial Property”.

As more of the property market opens up to investments, property should remain an important part of pension scheme’s strategies.The retail sector remains a concern for many and so some care is needed over allocations to UK core property funds. Although investors should not completely discount UK core property, pension schemes can now access a wider universe and should consider all the available options for their property portfolio.