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U.S. is world’s largest real estate investment market

by Andrea Waitrovich

The United States has overtaken China to become the world’s largest real estate investment market, according to research published by Cushman & Wakefield. With better relative economic growth, quantitative easing and low interest rates all continuing to encourage investors to spread their interest in property, U.S. real estate investment performance is set to improve further. 

The United States and Canada in fact are leading in some of the key trends changing all global cities, such as technology, sustainability and demographic change. According to International Investment Atlas, Cushman & Wakefield's annual global capital markets report, most of the market is in rude health. The publication forecasts global investment volumes to rise by 11 percent in 2015 to $1.34 trillion, led by Europe and the United States.

Global real estate investment fell in 2014 for the first time in five years, dropping 6.3 percent to $1.21 trillion; h

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