- May 1, 2015: Vol. 27, Number 5

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U.S. is world’s largest real estate market

by Andrea Waitrovich

The United States has overtaken China to become the world’s largest real estate investment market, according to research published by Cushman & Wakefield. With better relative economic growth, quantitative easing and low interest rates all continuing to encourage investors to increase their interest in property, U.S. real estate investment performance is set to improve further.

Markets in the United States and Canada are leading in some of the key trends affecting cities around the globe, such as changes in technology, sustainability and demographics. According to International Investment Atlas, Cushman & Wakefield’s annual global capital markets report, most of the markets around the world are healthy. The publication forecasts global investment volumes to rise by 11 percent in 2015 to $1.34 trillion, led by investment into Europe and the United States.

Global real estate investment fell in 2014 for the first time in five years, dropping 6.3 perce

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