- May 1, 2016: Vol. 28, Number 5

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Global real estate transaction volume to surpass $1t by 2020

by Andrea Waitrovich

The aging global population will drive real estate transaction volumes to surpass $1 trillion worldwide 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 to the investment requirements of the aging population.

Of major influence on this trend will be cross-border investors, with international activity expected to exceed 50 percent of all investment activity by 2020, growing 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 demographic impact will have a profound effect on real estate investment strategies, with the amount of private equity capital targeti

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