Despite political uncertainty, rising populism and the threat of protectionism, cross border real estate investment interest remains high and capital continues to flow in and around all areas of the world. However patterns of global activity are changing in terms of who is investing and where, as new priorities emerge for some investors while others simply slow their pace of activity. As a result, the most competitive sources of capital will continue to shift more rapidly than the market may expect. Overall, Asian capital will spread further into new markets this year, again surpassing North America as the largest source of global investment in 2017, subject to how Chinese outbound investment develops.
Investment Atlas 2017: for the stories that are driving the global real estate investment market ahead.