- March 1, 2017: Vol. 11, Number 03

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Investors continue to have faith in real estate, says survey

by Richard Fleming

The main finding of this year’s Investment Intentions survey from INREV, ANREV and PREA is that investors expect to commit at least €52.6 billion of capital to global real estate in 2017. The survey authors maintain that the results “underline a continuing strong appetite for real estate among institutional investors, despite continuing global economic and geopolitical uncertainty.”

The €52.6 billion capital commitment — an increase of €4.9 billion over 2016 — represents an average target allocation of 11.5 percent, a 1.5 percent increase on the current level. More than half of the 119 investor respondents plan to increase their target allocation to real estate globally over the next two years, with diversification a principal sought benefit.

The largest increase in the average target allocation was found to be among European investors; up from 9.4 percent currently to 11.5 percent. The equivalent numbers for Asia Paci

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