Emerging Markets Investing Heavily in Real Estate

Global capital investment is rising rapidly as the economy recovers from the recession, with emerging markets focussing on real estate in particular....

Global capital investment is rising rapidly as the economy recovers from the recession, with emerging markets focussing on real estate in particular.

That is according to a new report from the McKinsey Global Institute (MGI), which says that, although global investment fell in 2009 due to the economic crisis, it picked up again in the first half of 2010.

It predicts that global investment demand will grow to 25 per cent of global GDP by 2030, equating to USD 24 trillion.

In emerging markets in particular, a great deal of this investment will be targeted at residential real estate, with homebuilding and infrastructure becoming the fastest-growing categories of investment in countries such as Brazil and China.

However, it also said that the boom in investment will place greater demand on capital and so drive up interest rates.

It follows a recent report from ING Real Estate Investment Management that claimed the recovery of global commercial property markets around the world is beginning to gather momentum.

- Monday 13 December 2010

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