Investment Intensity Index, March 2016All News, Real Estate Industry News
01/04/2016 Leave a comment
Real estate investment activity at near-record levels
Despite recent economic and geopolitical headwinds, global real estate investment remains at near-record levels.
Total direct real estate investment volumes in 2015 reached US$704 billion, only 7% below the all-time high in 2007 (US$758 billion), with the strength of the U.S. dollar in 2015 understating the true level of market activity; at fixed exchange rates, full-year 2015 volumes would have been a record US$765 billion.
While global volatility may contribute to a more cautious start to 2016, further growth to US$720-730 billion is expected over the year as institutional investors continue to allocate significant capital to real estate.