Research - MARCH 15, 2016

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Global real estate transaction volumes forecast to surpass $1t by 2020

by Andrea Waitrovich

The global aging population will drive real estate transaction volumes to surpass $1 trillion globally by 2020, up from $700 billion in 2015, according to a new report released by JLL. Institutions also are set to increase their market share, which currently sits at 20 percent, driven by the need to cater for the investment requirements of the aging global population.

The major influencers in this trend are set to be international investors, with cross-border activity expected to exceed 50 percent of all investment activity by 2020 to more than $500 billion annually, with the biggest increase coming from capital moving between the regions.

“By 2050 there will be more people over the age of 55 than the entire population of the world in 1950,” said David Green-Morgan, global capital markets research director with JLL, in a statement. “This

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