DWS Group is investing in its Americas Alternatives distribution platform to increase the availability of its real estate products to the retail market.

DWS offers individuals and institutions their expertise in active, passive, and alternatives asset management. DWS Group is an asset manager with $1.05 trillion of assets under management.

“Real estate has the potential for many investors’ current needs, such as an alternative to bonds, an inflation mitigator and a source of tax-advantaged income,” said DWS’s head of alternatives distribution Brian Maute. “We feel at this point in the market cycle it is the right time to be expanding our Alternatives practice to meet the broader shift taking place in the industry of providing alternative strategies to the everyday investor. I look forward to building the team and working with some of the industry’s brightest minds who share a collective interest in further establishing DWS as a leader in Alternatives investing.”