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Globally, real estate investors plan to increase purchases in 2018

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The CBRE Global Investor Intentions Survey 2018 reflects the investment sentiment of more than 1,000 major investors worldwide.
Key findings include: 

  • Globally, investors' main motivations for investing in real estate this year are income and diversification.
  • On balance, more investors plan more purchases in 2018 than in 2017, reversing a three-year trend in the other direction.
  • Investors also plan to sell more real estate in 2018 than in 2017, signaling a potential increase in market liquidity.


  • A potential "global economic shock" is investors' greatest concern, followed by faster-than-expected interest rate increases.
  • Industrial & logistics is the most popular real estate sector for investors in 2018.


  • There has been a significant increase in global interest in real estate "alternatives," with real estate debt being most popular, particularly in the Americas.
  • Most investors generally see a positive impact on property value when coworking operators as tenants occupy up to 40% of a building.
Learn how CBRE Capital Markets can convert these insights into an actionable investment strategy by connecting with an advisor in your region. View thousands of global property listings on CBRE Deal Flow.  

Global Investor Intentions Survey 2018 Series

Americas Investor Intentions Survey 2018

Investors are more positive going into 2018 than they were at the start of last year, planning marginally more purchasing activity, according to the CBRE Americas Investor Intentions Survey 2018.

Asia Pacific Investor Intentions Survey 2018

Investor appetite for Asia Pacific real estate remains robust. An overwhelming 92% of respondents indicate that their investment activity in 2018 will be the same or greater compared to 2017, according to the CBRE APAC Investor Intentions Survey 2018.

EMEA Investor Intentions Survey 2018

Industrial, and specifically logistics, is the most sought-after real estate sector for European investors, overtaking office for the first time, according to the CBRE EMEA Investor Intentions Survey 2018.

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