Those looking to invest in overseas property have been advised that the global recovery in the real estate market is at different points around the world.
According to ING Real Estate Investment Management's (REIM's) Global Vision 2011 report, real estate investment is forecast to produce strong returns in many markets across the world over the next five years on the back of an expected stabilisation in the major economies.
However, it adds that investors should take note of cyclical economic patterns in the global recovery, with some parts of the world further ahead in the cycle than others.
In particular, the report notes that strength of investment returns appear strongest in the early stages of the global economic recovery in the Americas.
Tim Bellman, global head of research at ING REIM, said: "The recovery is already at different points in the cycle around the globe and we expect these differences will continue.
"For core or core plus investors convinced that the recovery is firmly grounded this may be a time to increase their allocation to real estate and start to consider a rebalancing of their portfolio
towards the more cyclical growth sectors and markets."
- Monday 13 December 2010