Global cross border real estate investment activity continues to grow with
transaction volumes rising by 9%1 in the first half of 2015. Geo-political change in
multiple regions has been a powerful driver, as investors seek to manage risk
and diversify. Shifting demographics and urbanisation patterns worldwide are
also making investment decisions more complex.
The insights in this report are drawn from a number of in-depth qualitative interviews conducted in Q2 2015. Many thanks go to the real estate experts across Grant Thornton’s global network who took part, as well as external contributors: John Marasco at Colliers International, Nick Yanovski at Cushman and Wakefield and Alison Quinn at Aveo Group.