The report, which analyses the different factors and trends within the different real estate markets across the world, shows that, during the first quarter of 2019, due to global political and economic uncertainty, the pace of investment decelerated. Regardless, during the second quarter there was an upturn.
As a result, total investment during the first semester of 2019 was around 810.000 million dollars, compared to the 840.000 million dollars registered during the same period the previous year.
International vice-president at Savills Aguirre Newman, Borja Sierra explained this drop assuring that «the drop was not caused by lack of interest in the real estate market, but rather by the search for assets which can provide returns (…) but when opportunities appear, there is demand for all types of product, whenever the price is right».
The consultant remarks that capital flows across the borders have slowed down during the first semester of 2019, 20% less yoy. The highest drop came from outward capital flows from Europe, 26% less than in 2018, with 43.8 billion dollars. Regardless, the report highlights the 67% increase in terms of European investment in the Asia-Pacific region, which represents 6% of all outward investment from Europe