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Research - JANUARY 12, 2022

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Investors reveal strong appetite for real estate in 2022

by Andrea Zander

Institutional investors plan to invest at least €68.2 billion ($77.86 billion) in global real estate this year, according to the 2022 Investment Intentions Survey published by ANREV, INREV and PREA.

The majority of this new capital comes from European investors (52 percent), while their counterparts from North America and Asia Pacific account for 26 percent and 21 percent, respectively. Funds of funds expect to commit a further €8.5 billion ($9.7 billion), taking the total to at least €76.7 billion ($87.57 billion). Of this total, €31.5 billion ($35.96 billion) is expected to be invested in European real estate over the next two years.

At a global level, 62 percent of the surveyed investors said the COVID-19 pandemic would not impact their investment plans for 2022. With a gap of 120 basis points between current (8.9 percent) and target (10.1 percent) allocations to real estate, institutional capital looks set to continue to flow into the asset class during the

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