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Q&A: The best global real estate opportunities for investors right now

For this week's live discussion at Inside the Market, we were joined by Samuel Sahn to discuss the investment opportunities and trends within the global real estate sector.

Mr. Sahn is a portfolio manager with the Global Real Estate Securities team at Timbercreek Asset Management. Timbercreek is an active investor, owner and manager of global real estate assets.  The Timbercreek Global Real Estate Fund is a closed-end fund that invests in a portfolio of global real estate assets and securities. It has gained 26.9 per cent in the one-year period up to March 31, 2013, excluding the management fee. By comparison, the iShares Global Real Estate Index Fund, based on net asset value, was up 21.3 per cent over the same period.

Mr. Sahn has over 11 years in real estate equities and financial services industry experience. Prior to joining Timbercreek, Mr. Sahn was a portfolio manager with Forum Securities, a senior analyst with the Citigroup Property Investors global real estate securities team, and an analyst with AllianceBernstein Institutional Investments . During his tenure with Forum Securities, Mr. Sahn was the lead portfolio manager of the Global Income and Global Liquid Core strategies and co-Portfolio Manager of Forum's flagship Global Diversified Strategy with total assets under management of $1-billion.

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Darcy Keith is The Globe and Mail's Investment Editor. He has been a business journalist since 1992 and joined the Report on Business in 2010 from Yahoo! Canada, where he was the senior editor of finance. More

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