Japanese investors to rule global real estate

WarehouseJapanese investors prefer logistics development for their real estate holdings, research showed. A survey undertaken at a recent conference revealed that 29% of delegates preferred the logistics property sector as their first choice for real estate investment, followed by residential real estate (25.5%) and Japan’s office sector (16.6%). The findings were from the Anrev conference in Tokyo earlier this month where more than 400 property investors, asset managers and advisers gathered. Anrev is the Asian Association for Investors in Non-Listed Real Estate Vehicles. Nearly a quarter of attendees at the event were institutional investors and 91% said they are already investing in foreign real estate. Nearly half the audience (46%) expected Asia Pacific real estate to offer higher returns than US and European counterparts. More than 90% of the audience also expected greater investment in alternative real estate sectors in future. ©2018 funds global asia

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