The global property investment market went from strength to strength in the year to June 2014, with volumes rising 17.2% to US$788bn and activity spreading to more and more markets around the world.
A handful of cities do, of course, still dominate, with the top 25 taking a 52.3% market share versus 14.3% for the next largest 50. New York is again top dog, capturing 7% of the global market and US$55.4bn invested. London closed the gap thanks to a 40% increase in activity and is the largest global market for cross border investors. Tokyo meanwhile retook third place with a 30% increase, with Los Angeles and San Francisco completing the top 5.
Source : Cushman & Wakefield