Global real estate investment to hit $1.39 trillion in 2017

Global_real_estateInvestment in real estate globally is expected to hit $1.39 trillion (€1.3 trillion) this year, according to a report published today.

Cushman & Wakefield’s Atlas Survey 2017 said that Asia Pacific would account for 44% ($611 billion) of total global investment volume this year followed by 34% ($470 billion) in North America and 22% ($307 billion) in EMEA .

The annual report, which predicts future trends in real estate investment activity across the world, said that investment demand for real estate will continue to be active in 2017, driven by new capital sources and more investors seeking global diversification.

In addition, demand is expected to outstrip supply of real estate available for investment, a dynamic that is likely to keep prices elevated well into the foreseeable future.

David Hutchings, Cushman & Wakefield’s EMEA head of investment strategy for capital markets, said, “The real estate investment market will be even more dynamic in 2017/18, with capital sources changing and targets evolving as opportunities emerge across the world.

“Many investors continue to chase income and a return on their capital, but for some others, it is simply a return of their capital which is of greater concern in an uncertain and changing world.”

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