An undisclosed pension fund based in Switzerland has tendered a $100m (€94.5m) developed-market, unlisted real estate mandate using IPE Quest.

According to search QN-2139, the main part of the strategy should be core, with a satellite in non-core.

Leverage should be set at 20% on average – and reach no more than 33% – for the core part of the mandate.

Geographical allocation should be approximately 40% US and Canada, 40% Europe excluding Switzerland and 20% Asia Pacific.

The mandate calls for mixed sector allocation, no blind pools and more open-ended structures than closed-end ones.

The client said it would also prefer a segregated fund, but added that it would accept a pooled fund if it could be turned into a segregated fund in future.

Interested parties should state performance, gross of fees, to the end of September.

The deadline for applications is 11 December.

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