UBS Asset Management’s Global Real Estate (GRE) business is partnering with a property advisory firm in Brazil.

The manager said it had seen renewed appetite among international investors for opportunities in the Brazilian property market.

It will partner Real Estate Capital (REC), a real estate consultancy managed by Moise Politi, former chief executive and co-founder of Brazilian Finance & Real Estate.

GRE will offer products across real estate debt, income-generating office and logistics investments, and opportunistic residential strategies, targeting institutional investors.

All strategies will focus primarily on Brazil’s core markets of Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo.

Ulrich Koerner, president at UBS Asset Management, said: “We continue to see a growing interest in alternative assets from institutional investors globally.

“We have identified strong demand for Brazilian property investment strategies and are pleased to be expanding our leading global real estate capabilities to meet the needs of our clients.”

The REC team will be based in UBS’s existing office in São Paulo.