Kris Ferranti, of Shearman & Sterling LLP, says attractive investment opportunities have become more common in recent months. : In 2019, well before the coronavirus pandemic, about three-fourths of family offices were investing in real estate. Amid the pandemic, family offices appear to be even more committed to real estate. A May survey by investment bank UBS found that 45 percent of family offices were planning to boost their real estate allocations. In fact, family offices as a whole signaled they’ll be “far more aggressive” in buying real estate than other investors, UBS says.