We recently brought together six of our KPMG real estate leaders from across the world to share insights on the local real estate markets in their countries.
We live in a global business environment, and real estate investing is no exception. Seeking to diversify their portfolios and to take advantage of higher-yielding opportunities, many investors are looking to overseas real estate markets. Inbound capital into U.S. properties already represents 53 percent of total investment in 2018.(1) And with the global real estate market in the midst of a lengthy expansion period, foreign investing shows few signs of slowing down, though pressure is building in the currency markets with U.S. government policies pushing the dollar up.
To compete on U.S. soil and tap into the opportunities in overseas real estate, investors must have a strong grasp of current market conditions in their target geographies. At the same time, sellers and managers of U.S. properties need a deep understanding of foreign investor appetites for U.S. real estate assets.
We recently brought together six of our KPMG real estate leaders from across the world to share insights on the local real estate markets in their countries. This paper summarizes their country-by-country viewpoints on the state of inbound and outbound capital investments in real estate, including perspectives on the impact of emerging issues such as tax reform in various jurisdictions, trade and treaty negotiations, geopolitical uncertainty, and economic volatility.
(1) Global Capital Trends (Real Capital Analytics, Q2 2018)