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Global institutional investors remain bullish about real estate indicating their intention to place a minimum of €72.4 billion of new capital into the asset class in 2019, continuing the recent trend of positive sentiment. Around €47.6 billion of this total is earmarked for non-listed vehicles.
Despite these fundamental shifts in the sourcing and disposal of property assets, we continue to see global institutional investors increasing their allocations to Real Estate as a proportion of their broader investment portfolio. Both Southern and Northern Europe, and increasingly Eastern Europe, continues to benefit from significant capital inflows as investors seek the diversification benefits of allocating to the continent. European real estate returns have historically offered a relatively higher income component, low vacancy rates and robust rental growth, allowing investors to access better risk adjusted returns with lower volatility in a regulated and mature environment with attractive liquidity options.