6 NOVEMBER 2014BY IPE STAFF
Three-quarters of EMEA property investors plan to increase their real estate weightings in the EMEA region next year.
Colliers International’s 2015 Global Investor Sentiment survey of 600 investors found that 78% of EMEA-based investors would look to increase their portfolios in the next 12 months.
The survey also found that 67% of global investors would also target EMEA.
Investors from Asia and US,, respectively expressed 30% and 28% preferences for investing in EMEA, while 71% of Canadian respondents plan to invest in EMEA in the next 12 months.
Colliers said sovereign wealth funds, private equity firms across the US, Canada, Latin America, Asia, Australasia, Europe and the Middle East gave their outlook at a global and regional level for 2015 and beyond.
Richard Divall, head of EMEA cross-border capital markets at Colliers International, said: “European institutions in particular have now started to show signs they are back and very competitive in core markets where Asian and North American capital has dominated over the past few years.
“Whilst London is the gateway to Europe, there are signs of this changing, with Asian capital now focusing not just on London, but tier-one cities in Europe including Munich, Frankfurt, Paris, Madrid and Rome.”
Colliers said EMEA investment volumes totalled €128bn at Q3, up 5% on the same period in 2013.