- May 1, 2019: Vol. 31, Number 5

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Investors place $182b in real estate in 2018

by Jody Barhanovich

A record €161.7 billion ($182 billion) of capital was raised for investment into real estate around the world in 2018, according to the Capital Raising Survey 2019 published by ANREV, INREV and NCREIF.

Of the total raised, more than half — €85.1 billion ($96 billion) — has been invested already, leaving around €76.6 billion ($86 billion) yet to be deployed. This surge in capital flow reinforces an ongoing trend for capital raising, which 71.9 percent of fund managers expect to see continue into the future.

“This survey reaffirms evidence elsewhere that real estate is manifestly more than just ‘flavor of the month,’” says Henri Vuong, INREV’s director of research and market information. “The continued record-high volumes of capital flow suggest that, despite the challenges of deployment and the approaching late cycle, global institutional investors retain a firm belief in the long-term income and portfolio diversification benefits of this

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