Decision on Real Estate Investments
March 12, 2010
COMMITTEE ON SCHOOL FINANCE/PERMANENT SCHOOL FUND: ACTION
STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION: ACTION
SUMMARY: This item provides an opportunity for the committee and board to review and consider possible amendments to the real estate tactical plan. Additionally, the committee will review and consider possible investments with Invesco Mortgage Recovery Fund and Mesa West Real Estate Income Fund II, L.P.
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: Texas Constitution, Article VII, §5(f).
PREVIOUS BOARD ACTION: At the May 2009 meeting, the board approved the Real Estate Tactical Plan and the Real Estate Procedures Manual recommended by Courtland Partners.
BACKGROUND INFORMATION AND SIGNIFICANT ISSUES: At the July 2006 meeting, the board set a strategic asset allocation which included a 6% allocation to real estate. At the May 2008 meeting, the board selected Courtland Partners as the Permanent School Fund’s real estate counsel to provide the expertise and advice related to the investment strategy of the real estate portfolio for the Permanent School Fund.
FISCAL IMPACT: The distribution of the Permanent School Fund is projected to be $60.7 million for fiscal year 2010.
PROCEDURAL AND REPORTING IMPLICATIONS: Not applicable.
PUBLIC COMMENTS: None.
OTHER COMMENTS AND RELATED ISSUES: None.
Commissioner of Education
Staff Member Responsible:
Holland Timmins, Executive Administrator
and Chief Investment Officer of the
Texas Permanent School Fund