Cross-border real estate investment to peak and reach record levels in 2022, according to ‘the 2021 Active Capital Report’ by Knight Frank. As per the same report released in 2020, the US was going to be the top investment destination in 2021 followed by the UK and Germany.
In Europe, along with the UK and Germany, France and the Netherland are expected to be top real estate investment destinations next year. The Asia-Pacific region is forecasted to see its investment volumes grow by a third, with capital expected to come from investors in the US, Singapore, Canada, UK, and Germany.
The report further revealed that investment will be mostly driven by the re-emergence of US investment managers and private equity interest in office spaces.
Neil Brookes, Head of Global Capital Markets at Knight Frank said that the results from this year’s report are welcome sign of the continuing recovery in the region, linked to the resurgence of global cross-border investment into real estate.
He told the media, “Indeed, as the world moves into the next phase of living with the pandemic, we could see a roaring 20’s effect for real estate in 2022.
“Thanks to the latest AI and machine learning technology, this year we have a much deeper dive on the likely trends emerging on where, what and how capital will be invested in the year ahead. As such, it provides a timely and actionable set of insights to help investors navigate the post-pandemic global real estate market, allowing them to stay one step ahead.”