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Investors start to venture back up the risk curve

by Richard Fleming

The European Real Estate Investor Intentions Survey 2014 from CBRE has confirmed that investors are moving up the risk curve and away from the core, prime safe-haven properties that they have favoured in the years since the global financial crisis. Among the geographies, sectors and asset types that investors are now considering in their search for higher returns are Spain, Italy, the Netherlands, logistics and good secondary.

The survey of 387 managers and investors found that western Europe was the most attractive global region for investment, cited by 71 percent of respondents. 64 percent were not considering investing outside Europe. Spain was a favourite destination for the new investor confidence, reflected in the 19

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