Read our Global Investor Intentions Survey insights to learn more about where and how investors plan to deploy their capital this year.
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With an improving global economy, investors appear more willing to move out on the risk curve, displaying an increased appetite for opportunistic and distress strategies. More global investors are placing priority on Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) considerations when executing their investment strategies. The search for yield in a persistently low interest rate environment is prompting more investors to seek out opportunities in Alternative assets, such as data centers, seniors housing, and health care assets.
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9 Key Trends Shaping Investor Strategies in 2021 & Beyond
CBRE’s 2021 Global Investor Intentions Survey shows improving investor sentiment amid the global economic recovery. Many occupiers are rethinking their occupancy strategy following widespread remote work adoption during the pandemic. Investors are responding by placing more emphasis on amenities, tenant safety, wellness and flex and collaborative space offerings.
Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) considerations are playing an increasingly central role in investor and occupier decision-making. The alternatives sectors are gaining favor around the world, especially data centers, seniors housing and health care assets.
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EMEA Investor Intentions Survey 2021
European-based investors show a preference for core strategies amid an uncertain environment, and offices remain the most-preferred asset type, despite the adoption of flexible work plans.
Key survey findings include:
- Investors generally hold upbeat views about the investment market in 2021 with 60% of respondents expecting to increase their purchasing activity this year.
- Germany was the subject of strong interest, with investors expecting it to be the first country in Europe to see investment volumes recover to pre-COVID levels.
Investors showed a preference for core strategies amid an uncertain environment.
- Despite the implementation of flexible work patterns, offices remain the most preferred asset type for European-based investors.
- Investors have indicated a focus on rent growth, long-term demographic and technological trends, and wider adoption of ESG criteria.
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Capital Markets – Patrik Kallenvret
CBRE’s 2021 EMEA Investor Intentions Survey was conducted from December 2020 to January 2021. Over 400 Europe-based investors participated in the survey, which asked respondents a range of questions regarding their buying appetite and preferred strategies for sectors and markets in 2021.