- March 1, 2022: Vol. 14, Number 3

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Global investment volume hits record level in 2021

by Jennifer Molloy

This past year was a banner one for global investment volume, which reached a record high of US$1.3 trillion in 2021, a 55 percent increase over 2020 and up 21 percent since 2019, according to CBRE’s latest Global Investment brief.

“Another year of investment growth is expected in 2022, albeit at a more moderate pace than in 2021,” said Dr Richard Barkham, global chief economist, head of global research and head of Americas research with CBRE. “Continued economic growth and low interest rates will fuel investment activity. Headwinds, such as rising inflation, geopolitical tensions and the potential for a COVID-19 resurgence, may cause some jitters in Q1 2022. CBRE estimates that annual global investment volume will increase by roughly 8 percent in 2022.”


During the fourth quarter of 2021, volume in the Americas, EMEA and Asia Pacific surpassed 2019 levels, with the Americas and EMEA setting record levels. The multifamil

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