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UC Regents explores creating in-house real estate operating company

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Mr. Bachher said his team is particularly interested in real estate with high expected demand, including data centers and other types of digital properties, and senior housing and student housing, particularly properties adjacent to University of California campuses, Mr. Bachher said.

The investment staff is currently taking a closer look at its real estate portfolio, which has lagged its benchmark. Mr. Bachher said his staff will try to determine how best to invest in real estate going forward, how the UC Board of Regents’ investment office can differentiate itself as a real estate investor and where it has a competitive advantage.

The UC Board of Regents’ investment office owns properties that are adjacent to UC campuses that could be sold for someone else to develop, he said.

“We decided to hold onto them … put a structure in place, recruit talent,” Mr. Bachher said. Owning a real estate management company that has development capabilities or…

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