The ACCESS Pool is seeking a UK Core direct real estate investment manager and a Global real estate (fund of funds) allocator

The ACCESS Pool is seeking a UK Core direct real estate investment manager and a Global real estate (fund of funds) allocator

Friday 19th August, 2022

The ACCESS Pool, which consists of assets totalling c.£35bn on behalf of participating Pension Funds, is seeking a UK Core direct real estate investment manager and a Global real estate (fund of funds) allocator.

It is anticipated that the initial mandate size for the UK Core mandate will be between c. £0.75 billion and c. £1.25 billion, and c.£400 million to c. £550 million for the Global mandate, with potential to grow thereafter in both cases. Further information including assumptions and caveats are contained in Invitation to Tender (ITT) documents.

The contract(s) will run for 30 years and is (are) subject to a five-yearly review cycle during this period.

These will be procured through two separate tenders, both carried out as two-stage restricted procedures. Submissions for both tenders need to be received in English by 14:00 BST on 23 September 2022.

Full details of the requirement for both searches can be found in the Specification at Annex 1 of the ITT documentation by registering within Hampshire County Council’s instance of the In-Tend e-procurement platform.

Further details are available at these links:

UK Core (Direct) Real Estate

Tender: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/hampshire/aspx/ProjectManage/19873

Find-a-Tender Service (FTS): https://www.find-tender.service.gov.uk/Notice/022907-2022?origin=SearchResults&p=1

Global Real Estate (Fund of Funds)

Tender: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/hampshire/aspx/ProjectManage/20230

Find-a-Tender Service (FTS): https://www.find-tender.service.gov.uk/Notice/022906-2022?origin=SearchResults&p=1

As at the end of March 2022, ACCESS had pooled investments of £35.1 billion across a combination equity, fixed income, and diversified growth funds.

The two real estate searches are expected to result in material additional pooling of assets.

In January 2022, following a procurement via National LGPS frameworks, ACCESS announced the appointment of MJ Hudson as implementation adviser for the pooling of illiquid assets including private equity, private debt, infrastructure, and real estate. As implementation advisor, MJ Hudson will provide support to the Pool in selecting individual investment opportunities and investment managers to build portfolios in a range of illiquid assets.

Real estate is the first illiquid asset class to be considered for pooling within private markets for ACCESS.