The search for yield and diversification has made real estate an increasingly popular alternative asset class for insurers. With $20T of assets, commercial real estate is the third largest asset class behind equities and fixed income.1

Insurance industry interest in this asset class has increased due to its high expected returns in conjunction with its low correlation to other asset classes, helping to improve the portfolio’s overall risk/return profile.

In addition, the NAIC recently lowered RBC charges for life insurance companies related to real estate, making the space even more attractive.