JUNE 30, 2016

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Global property market size increased in 2015

by Andrea Waitrovich

The size of the professionally managed global real estate investment market grew marginally from $7.0 trillion in 2014 to $7.1 trillion in 2015, according to MSCI’s “Real Estate Size 2015” annual update.

The most significant absolute change was in the United States, with a market size increase of $187 billion. Its share of the 25-country index increased from 38.9 percent to 41.0 percent, mainly due to the relative strengthening of the U.S. dollar through the year.

However, the most significant change in percentage terms was in Taiwan, with an increase of 20 percent, albeit from a low base of $26 billion in 2014 to $31 billion in 2015.

Only two other countries, the United Kingdom and China, saw their absolute market size increase by more than $25 billion.

China moved into the fourth position among all 32 countries inc

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