Global Capital Targeting CRE Stays High at $435B

April 4, 2017

Global Capital Targeting CRE Stays High at $435B

March 31, 2017 | by Alexandra Pacurar | Commercial Property Executive

The global wall of money available for real estate investment declined 2 percent compared to last year’s peak of $443 billion, but still remains at its second highest value since 2009, according to Cushman & Wakefield’s latest global capital markets report.

London—While the amount of new capital available for real estate investment, including debt and equity, registered its first decrease in the last six years, it’s still at its second highest value since 2009, totaling $435 billion, according to Cushman & Wakefield’s recent Great Wall of Money report. The country taking the top spot in terms of total available capital by target country was the U.S., with $154 billion.

The research also shows that, for the first time on record, the Americas hold the most attractive markets for investors, leaving EMEA to take the No.2 spot. However, this switch may just be the result of currency changes. “Figures reported in dollars and thus a weaker pound/euro has influenced reported figures,” Nigel Almond, partner & head of EMEA capital markets research at Cushman & Wakefield, told Commercial Property Executive.

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