Real Assets

Real assets: Real estate and infrastructure

BlackRock’s US $60 billion real assets teams helps our clients’ meet their investment goals by providing a distinct range of well defined, outcome orientated strategies, along the investment risk-return spectrum, covering equity, debt and listed real assets globally.
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Why BlackRock for real assets?

In a world that is changing with the future we combine global perspective with local knowledge and deep industry and sector expertise. As deal flow becomes more competitive our 400-person team based in 34 cities provides unparalleled market access. We underpin this with BlackRock commitment to a fiduciary culture and approach to risk management that puts clients first and embeds sustainability in all that we do.

Global, local and cross-asset class
In a dynamic market, our team operates globally delivering strategies in private and public infrastructure and real estate debt and equity to deliver on client outcomes.
Specialists: Industry and sector
Our dedicated experts, backed by BlackRock, enables us to deliver both unrivalled market access and the experience to enable bottom up fundamental decision making.
A fiduciary approach to investing
BlackRock’s fiduciary-first approach, including our commitment to embedding sustainability considerations, underpins our investment and risk management processes.

As we deploy our clients’ capital across Europe, we also drive large-scale benefits to the local communities where we invest. One example is the wind farm we are currently helping construct on the west coast of Norway. The wind farm, called Guleslettene, will have 47 turbines. All 47 are expected to be operational by early 2021. Over the lifetime of the windfarm, we expect it to support around 500 jobs… Save 25,141,701 metric tons of water… And power more than 1million homes with green energy. Learn more about BlackRock’s commitment to sustainable investing. Visit:

Generating energy and jobs in Norway

Our clients’ investment in the Guleslettene wind farm project, including a full equity ownership stake to cover construction costs, will not only provide 1 million homes with green energy in Norway, but will also support 500 jobs in the local area.

Real assets investment strategies

Our strategies cover the real estate and infrastructure landscape, offering investors exposure to debt, equity, listed, and co-investment across public and private real assets markets.

Real assets strategies at BlackRock
Real estate
We believe successful investing requires a local market presence with operational and analytical expertise to buy, manage and sell real estate.
Real estate
At BlackRock, we seek to provide infrastructure investors with long-term, stable cash flows with potential for inflation mitigation.

Integrating sustainability into real assets

Our commitment to sustainability is measured through our membership and alignment with GRESB and the United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI).

As part of our ongoing commitment to sustainability, BlackRock is a member of GRESB (formerly the Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark), which is the worlds’ leading sustainability benchmark for the real assets sector.

BlackRock has been a member of GRESB since 2010 and reports annually into the Real Estate and Infrastructure Assessments. We also hold positions on the Real Estate and Infrastructure Benchmark Committees.

Real Assets has been recognised as a sector leader in the 2021 GRESB assessment results for the fourth year running, reflecting our commitment to the sustainable development of our assets and the communities in which they operate.

GRESB assessments provide sustainability benchmarking for both real estate and infrastructure funds and assets and are seen as the leader in this space. Importantly, these assessments provide us with valuable insights as we develop sustainability strategies for our assets and opportunities for best practices within our portfolio to be shared across industry sectors.

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The PRI is the world’s leading proponent of responsible investment. The PRI works to understand the investment implications of ESG factors and to support its international network of investor signatories in incorporating these factors into their investment and ownership decisions.

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Meet our real assets team

BlackRock Real Assets partners with clients to provide solutions tailored to individual portfolio needs such as income, growth, liquid or balanced real assets outcomes.


Anne Valentine Andrews
Global Head of Real Assets
Anne Valentine Andrews, Managing Director, is Global Head of Real Assets within BlackRock Alternative Investors.
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