BrickVest has polled over 4,500 investors and 600 deal sponsors with a combined AUM of €446bn to bring together one of the largest commercial real estate surveys focussing on commercial real estate investment in 2017 and 2018.
Real Estate continues to be attractive to investors, with more money being allocated to this asset class in the current economy of lower returns and higher volatility. This report focuses on investment strategies of deal sponsors as well as identifying where investors are looking to place their money.
Last year $698 billon transacted in the global real estate market across all asset classes.
Our poll of over 600 deal sponsors highlights that residential assets remain at the top spot as the preferred asset class. Retail, office, industrial and mixed-use assets have broadly similar levels of interest, albeit there have been slight fluctuations in sponsor preference over the time period Q1 2017 to the end of Q1 2018.
The data shows that office assets are slightly less favoured, by all sponsors, than they were 18 months ago, and there is a greater focus on industrial assets than at the start of 2017. Deal Sponsors with AUMs under £100m have a preference towards residential real estate when compared to those with AUMs over £1bn who have identified Industrial as their main target in 2018.
Source : BrickVest