Demystifying Real Estate: An Optimistic Perspective on the Prospects for Real Estate
Portfolio manager Jeff Kolitch and assistant portfolio manager David Kirshenbaum clear the air on the perceptions vs. the realities of the commercial and residential real estate markets at the Baron Capital Thought Leadership Forum held on September 28, 2023.
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Risks: In addition to general market conditions, the value of the Funds will be affected by the strength of the real estate markets as well as by interest rate fluctuations, credit risk, environmental issues and economic conditions. The Baron Real Estate Income Fund invests in debt securities which are affected by changes in prevailing interest rates and the perceived credit quality of the issuer. The Funds invest in companies of all sizes, including small and medium sized companies whose securities may be thinly traded and more difficult to sell during market downturns.
As of 6/30/2023, the Morningstar Ratings™ were based on 230, 211, 151, and 230 share classes for the 3-year, 5-year, 10-year, and Overall periods, respectively. The Baron Real Estate Fund received 5 stars for each period. The Morningstar Ratings are for the Institutional Share Class only; otherclasses may have different performance characteristics. The Morningstar Ratings are based on the Morningstar Risk-Adjusted Return measures.
As of 6/30/2023, the Morningstar Real Estate Category consisted of 254, 230, 211, and 151 share classes for the 1-, 3-, 5-, and 10-year periods. Morningstar ranked Baron Real Estate Fund Institutional Share Class in the 1st, 1st, 1st, and 1st percentiles, respectively. On an absolute basis, Morningstar ranked Baron Real Estate Fund Institutional Share Class as the 1st, 3rd, 1st, and 1st best performing share class in its Category, for the 1-, 3-, 5-, and 10-year periods, respectively.
As of 6/30/2023, Morningstar ranked Baron Real Estate Fund R6 Share Class in the 1st, 1st, and 1st percentiles, for the 1-, 3-, and 5-year periods, respectively. On an absolute basis, Morningstar ranked Baron Real Estate Fund R6 Share Class as the 1st, 2nd, and 2nd best performing share class in its Category for the 1-, 3-, and 5-year periods, respectively.
As of 6/30/2023, the Morningstar Ratings™ were based on 230, 211, and 230 share classes for the 3-year, 5-year, and Overall periods, respectively. The Baron Real Estate Income Fund received 4 Stars, 5 Stars, and 5 Stars, respectively. The Morningstar Ratings™ are for the Institutional Share Class only; other classes may have different performance characteristics. The Morningstar Ratings are based on the Morningstar Risk-Adjusted Return measures.
As of 6/30/2023, the Morningstar Real Estate Category consisted of 254, 230, and 211 share classes for the 1-, 3-, and 5-year periods. Morningstar ranked Baron Real Estate Income Fund Institutional Share Class in the 22nd, 28th, and 3rd percentiles for the 1-, 3-, and 5-year periods, respectively.
Morningstar calculates the Morningstar Real Estate Category Average performance and rankings using its Fractional Weighting methodology. Morningstar rankings are based on total returns and do not include sales charges. Total returns do account for management, administrative, and 12b-1 fees and other costs automatically deducted from fund assets.
The Morningstar Rating™ for funds, or “star rating”, is calculated for managed products (including mutual funds, variable annuity and variable life subaccounts, exchange-traded funds, closed-end funds, and separate accounts) with at least a three-year history. Exchange-traded funds and open-ended mutual funds are considered a single population for comparative purposes. It is calculated based on a Morningstar Risk-Adjusted Return measure that accounts for variation in a managed product’s monthly excess performance, placing more emphasis on downward variations and rewarding consistent performance. The Morningstar Rating does not include any adjustment for sales loads. The top 10% of products in each product category receive 5 stars, the next 22.5% receive 4 stars, the next 35% receive 3 stars, the next 22.5% receive 2 stars, and the bottom 10% receive 1 star. The Overall Morningstar Rating for a managed product is derived from a weighted average of the performance figures associated with its three-, five-, and 10-year (if applicable) Morningstar Rating metrics. The weights are: 100% three-year rating for 36-59 months of total returns, 60% five-year rating/40% three-year rating for 60-119 months of total returns, and 50% 10-year rating/30% five-year rating/20% three-year rating for 120 or more months of total returns. While the 10-year overall star rating formula seems to give the most weight to the 10- year period, the most recent three-year period actually has the greatest impact because it is included in all three rating periods.
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