07 July 2021

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International private real estate publication PERE recently interviewed Robert Koot, Director European Investments at Bouwinvest, for an article about the rise of affordable housing as an investment class. Koot: “We invest on behalf of Dutch pension funds and insurance companies which take a long-term view; affordable housing is very suitable for that.”

Real estate investors are increasingly turning to the affordable housing sector in an attempt ‘to marry social and economic returns’, Koot said: “Affordable housing is a basic need, and with occupancy rates at very high levels. Moderate rental increases give you a very stable and growing net operating income. It is a very safe investment in the long run. And a perfect product for a pension fund.”

Read the full article on PERE's website (login).