Cold Storage – Niche Assets: Well-Positioned for Growth

Niche assets offer investors focused exposure to a range of long-term drivers, including demographic change, affordable housing challenges as well as changes in technology and consumer behavior.

Investors should consider the following:

  • Transaction activity has exploded in recent years and should continue to grow, particularly among emerging concepts
  • In each of the last two recessions, niche assets outperformed the overall CRE benchmark
  • Institutional activity in niche asset sectors is uneven and has further scope to expand
  • Niche asset strategies are often operationally complex. Potential investors should consider purchasing or partnering with an experienced operator

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