Interest in the Asia Pacific region has resulted in a double-digit surge in new capital targeting global commercial property in 2011
, it has been claimed.
A survey by property consultant DTZ's has found the amount of new capital available for investment in global real estate was USD 329 billion, up 17 per cent from that projected in mid 2010.
This total potential investment was split evenly between Asia Pacific, the Americas and the EMEA region. The report added that investors had increased capital set aside for Asia Pacific by 45 per cent to USD 104 billion at the end of December last year.
"The potential impact of the substantial increase in capital targeting Asia Pacific is that we expect to see greater competition for investment opportunities
," Hans Vrensen, global head of DTZ Research, said. "As a consequence, re-pricing in some of the Asian markets may occur."
According to the consultancy, real estate will increase in value faster than expected, making it less appealing to investors.
- Friday 11 March 2011