Our approach

Clarion Partners is distinguished by its performance-driven approach and accountability to our clients.

Vision. Execution. Value.

We apply our broad perspective and deep expertise to uncover the true drivers of long-term value. Our in-house research informs our strategy, and we work collaboratively across functions throughout each asset’s lifecycle to deliver returns to our global clients and exceptional customer service for our tenants.
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Our research defines and differentiates us


Investment research is an integral part of the Firm’s strategy development, portfolio construction, and client advisory. What set us apart are the market insights generated from our proprietary analytics and econometric forecasting as well as a highly integrated investment underwriting process.

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The benefits of investing in private real estate

Real estate has historically provided strong risk-adjusted returns and low correlations to other assets, such as stocks and bonds. 

Stable Income 

STABLE INCOME

Commercial real estate is often held for long periods of time, providing the potential for income via contractual payments from rents and leases.

Diversification 

DIVERSIFICATION

Given the low correlations with listed REITs, stocks and bonds, direct real estate can provide true diversification in an investment portfolio. 

Attractive Return 

ATTRACTIVE RETURNS

Real estate offers the potential for operating income, appreciation, inflation protection, and lower volatility.

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Investment strategies

Our clients can access both equity and debt investment strategies across the risk/return spectrum through commingled funds and separate accounts.

CORE

Stabilized, best-in-class income-producing properties with high-quality credit tenancy; Primary markets; Low leverage; Longer intended hold period (10 yrs)

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CORE+

Income-producing properties with opportunity to further enhance value; Primary and secondary markets; Modest leverage; Longer intended hold period (7-10 yrs)

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VALUE-ADD

Capital needed to address partial obsolescence and unlock value potential; limited existing income in place; Moderate leverage; Shorter intended hold period (5-7 yrs)

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OPPORTUNISTIC

Value creation strategy; Includes ground-up development, redevelopment, or repositioning; Higher leverage; Shorter intended hold period (3 yrs)

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Active in all facets of commercial real estate investing

We cover the spectrum of CRE investing, transacting in both equity and debt positions from ground-up speculative and build-to-suit development, to value-add purchases and smart renovations, to investment in high-quality core assets in top markets.

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NEW DEVELOPMENT

Clarion Partners has developed more than 95 million square feet across all property types, with a considerable percentage in industrial, over the past ten years.

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UPGRADE OPPORTUNITIES

Clarion brings value to existing properties by working with top architects, designers and operating partners to implement strategic renovations and expansions. 

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HIGH-VALUE PURCHASES

Clarion seeks to find the right properties for the right price at the right time - with a view to hold long-term until an attractive opportunity to divest them arises.​​

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DEBT FINANCING

Focused on origination of subordinate loans, Clarion’s debt team incorporates market and credit analytics to structure investments with the potential for attractive risk-adjusted returns.

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Expertise in all key sectors

We actively invest in each primary asset type and explore alternative property sectors to identify smart new opportunities.

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INDUSTRIAL

Structures used for logistics purposes, including distribution, warehousing, and light manufacturing

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MULTI-FAMILY

Multi-tenant apartment properties leased for residential purposes, including garden style and high-rises

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OFFICE

Single- and multi-tenant commercial buildings leased to tenants for office use

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RETAIL

Single- and multi-tenant properties leased to consumer-facing merchants and service providers

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LIFE SCIENCES

Laboratory office space catering primarily to scientific R&D tenants with unique requirements

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HOSPITALITY

Hotel properties or portfolios most often managed by a third-party hospitality company

Investment options

Clarion Partners offers several investment formats to meet the specific goals and criteria of our investors.

Closed-end funds

Generally have a finite term; capital is drawn over an investment period and returned at the end of its term. 

Open-end funds

Have an infinite term; investors enter and exit at predetermined dates, typically quarterly. 

SeparateLY MANAGED AccountS

A dedicated portfolio managed for a single large investor; investment strategy is tailored to client objectives and risk/return targets.

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Institutional-quality real estate investing for individuals

Now, individual investors can tap into Clarion’s deep real estate expertise. CPREIF offers direct, easy access to a portfolio of income-producing commercial real estate and real estate related securities.
  • Backed by Clarion’s investment expertise
  • Attractive potential income and risk-adjusted returns
  • Simplified ownership / client-friendly 1940 Act structure

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Our offices

  • New York (HQ)
  • Boston
  • Dallas
  • Los Angeles
  • Washington D.C.
  • London
  • Frankfurt
  • Jersey
  • Paris

This material does not constitute investment advice, nor does it constitute an offer in any product or strategy offered by Clarion Partners LLC or Clarion Partners Europe, and should not be viewed as a current or past recommendation to buy or sell any securities. Any specific investment referenced may or may not be held in a Clarion Partners client account. It should not be assumed that any investment, in any property or other asset, was or will be profitable. Investment in real estate involves significant risk. Investors should consider their investment objectives, and it is strongly suggested that the reader seek his or her own independent advice in relation to any investment, financial, legal, tax, accounting or regulatory risks and evaluate their own risk tolerance before investing.

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