According to the Preqin’s Investor Outlook: Alternative Assets, H1 2017 Report, the alternative investment class is bigger then it has ever been. Alternative asset classes are generally referred to those assets that fall outside of the traditional stocks, bonds and cash categories. Typically, alternative assets are grouped into six main alternative asset classes; hedge funds, private equity, real estate, infrastructure, private debt and natural resources. With tremendous growth in 2016 of over $300 billion, into alternative asset classes, 61% of this inflow went into real estate.
In addition, U.S. millionaires will be looking to invest in real estate as the top investment asset with in the alternative space. With direct ownership of either residential, commercial or a combination of both was ranked the #1 alternative investment pick for 2017.