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Global Real Estate transaction volumes to surpass $1tn in 2020

The world’s ageing population would drive real estate transaction volumes to surpass $1 trillion globally by the year 2020, up from $700 billion in 2015, according to a new report. Institutions are also set to increase their market share, which currently sits at 20 percent, driven by the need to cater for the ageing global population’s investment requirements, says the analysis from international real estate services firm JLL.

The major influencers in this trend are set to be international investors, with cross border activity expected to exceed 50 percent of all investment activity by 2020 to over $500 billion annually, with the biggest increase coming from capital moving between the regions. David Green-Morgan, global capital markets research director at JLL, pointed out that by 2050 there would be more people over the age of 55 than the entire population of the world in 1950. ‘This demographic impact will have a profound effect on real estate investment strategies with the amount of private equity capital targeting direct real estate set to increase by over 500 percent,’ he stated.

The report explains that real estate investment markets have witnessed several new trends over the last 10 years as the sector has become global, helped by the asset class’s stable income stream and the attraction of diversified portfolios, lower risk and a hedge against inflation. The definition of mainstream the Village’, where residents can enjoy live music concerts, markets and operas. Linked to the centre, the Hotel, Spa and Conference Centre, will offer various Therapeutic centres, or allow residents to take a leisurely dip in the swimming pool.

“Our apartments are designed to fit different types of individual needs – the Village comprises of 1 000 luxury residential apartments built on 40 hectares of land,” says Lukas Reichmuth, Founder and Director of Blue Rock Village. Lukas Reichmuth, Founder and Director of Blue Rock Village, says the project will be marketdriven, focusing on both the international market and the South African market.

“Our apartments are designed to fit different types of individual needs – the Village comprises of 1 000 luxury residential apartments built on 40 hectares of land. “As the first pioneers of Car Free Living, our vision of Blue Rock Village is to enjoy the magnificent beauty and natural surroundings where you can truly experience the great outdoors,” he says.

Source: National Mirror

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