HONG KONG, CHINA -- (Marketwired ) -- Colliers International today released its benchmark 2015 Global Investor Sentiment Report. Globally, 67% of investors are looking to expand their portfolios and increase investment.
In Asia, the study reveals that investors hold continued optimism for the coming year. A majority of Asian investors (74%) plan to expand their real estate portfolio over the next six months, up from 69% last year. And more than half of Asian investors said that they were likely to take on more risk over the next 12 months in order to achieve superior returns.
"The 2015 Global Investor Sentiment survey was revealing -- we learned that market liquidity remains a concern for most Asian investors after seeing a fall in sale transaction volumes in individual markets in the past 12 months," said Terence Tang, Managing Director, Capital Markets & Investment Services I Asia at Colliers International. "Additionally, development opportunities have become increasingly popular in traditional markets where returns have been severely compressed."
Some key findings include:
*Capital undeterred by leveling market. Asian real estate investors remain confident when allocating capital to the region. The proportion of Asian investors who believe there will be an improvement in investment conditions over the next 12 months is down to 39%, compared with 62% last year.
*Stronger volume growth ahead. Going forward, the vast majority (73%) of Asian investors believe investment volumes will further increase in 2015.
*China sits on top. 41% of Asian investors indicate they plan to invest in China over the next 12 months.
*The most-preferred sector. 61% of respondents indicating that they intend to target CBD offices within the next 12 months
The 2015 Global Investor Sentiment survey canvasses opinions globally from. the United States, Canada, Latin America, Australia and New Zealand, Asia, Europe, United Kingdom, Middle East and Africa.
For details of the report, please visit http://goo.gl/yalzIm
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