The sector's share of capital flows will continue to be supported by favorable demographic, economic and capital markets tailwinds which will drive expansion in established markets and accelerate growth in emerging markets in Asia Pacific and Europe.
The pandemic-induced housing boom continues with prices rising by 9.2% on average across 55 countries and territories in the year to June 2021.
According to global property consultant CBRE, with vaccinations ramping up and economies reopening worldwide, global commercial real estate investment volume grew by 98% year-over-year to $260.4 billion in Q2 2021.
With e-commerce penetration expected to grow to 26 percent of all retail sales by 2025, the U.S. will need an additional 330 million sq. ft. of distribution space just to handle the increase in online ordering in that timeframe.
According to CBRE's latest MarketView and Investment Trends research, the commencement of COVID-19 vaccination programs and an improving economic outlook contributed to a steady increase in commercial property leasing and capital markets activity in Asia Pacific in Q1 2021.
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