Hotel transaction volume to reach $60b in 2017
Total global hotel investment volume is expected to reach $60 billion in 2017, mirroring the level recorded in 2016, according to JLL.
The Europe, Middle East and Africa region is expected to see growth in volumes from approximately $20.5 billion in 2016 to $22.5 billion in 2017, according to JLL. Volume in the Americas is expected to remain flat, reaching $31.0 billion, and Asia Pacific volumes are expected to hold steady at $8.5 billion.
Transactions in 2017 will generally be driven by funds reaching the end of their hold period and the subsequent restructuring of portfolios, rather than high income growth, reports JLL. Investors will continue to pursue yield and move into more secondary and tertiary markets. Transaction structures will continue to evolve, and the role and clout of private equity funds is changing. Some markets where hotel performance has turned negative will see more stress in 2017, resulting in potential opportunities for buyers.