Global real estate investment growing
Preliminary results of the “Global Capital Flows“ study by Jones Lang LaSalle show that in 2011 there was a direct investment in commercial real estate worth 400 billion dollars, representing a 25% increase compared to 2010.“Despite the unfavourable national, regional and global economic development, commercial real estate continued to be attractive for investors looking for opportunities not only at home but also within their region and in regions around the world,“ David Green-Morgan from JLLS commented on this development. In the fourth quarter of 2011 investment volume reached USD 102 billion, representing a 3% increase over the third quarter of 2011. The last quarter thus recorded exceeding the volume of 100 billion dollars for the third time in three years. Compared to the fourth quarter of 2010, a 10% decrease occured in the fourth quarter of last year. JLLS estimates that investment volumes in 2012 will reach the same values as last year, although the negative risks associated with the debt crisis in Europe could significantly affect the volume of transactions.