Global Real Estate Investment Volumes Plummet 28 Percent in 2020

SourceAl Bawaba
SectorReal Estate
CountryMiddle east

Global investment volumes were buoyed by strong performance during the fourth quarter, which totalled $267 billion, up 65% from Q3 2020. Global real estate investment volumes declined by 28% year-on-year from a record amount of capital markets activity in 2019, according to real estate expert JLL. In Europe, Middle East and Africa, investment volumes reached $282 billion, marking a 17% decrease year-on-year, stated JLL in its recently published Global Real Estate Perspective. The full-year transaction volumes totalled $762 billion in 2020.

Global investment volumes were buoyed by strong performance during the fourth quarter, which totalled $267 billion, up 65% from Q3 2020. According to JLL, the fourth quarter global investment activity continued the trend of decelerating quarterly declines throughout 2020 -21% year-on-year in Q4 compared to -41% in Q3 2020 and -50% in Q2 2020. Established markets with sector diversity, transparency and scale fuelled the fourth-quarter rebound. France, Germany and the US totalled an aggregate of $150 billion, representing an increase of 81% on Q3 2020, during the final quarter, it added. Gateway markets in Europe and Asia Pacific saw interest pick up in the quarter, where investor demand is improving for centrally-located, larger-ticket assets – particularly core offices. "As ...read more...