April 12, 2021

The second half of 2020 saw investor sentiment and activity rebound as the first COVID-19 vaccines began to roll out and some jurisdictions lightened up on economic restrictions. As the recovery gains steam in 2021, investors have signaled an increased willingness to put capital to work and, in some parts of the world, move further out on the risk spectrum. Read our Investor Intentions Survey reports for a look at how investors in each region plan to deploy capital in 2021, including the asset types and markets they expect to favor.

Global Investor Intentions Survey 2021

CBRE’s 2021 Global Investor Intentions Survey paints a broadly positive picture of the recovery in the Americas, EMEA and Asia Pacific commercial real estate investment markets.

Americas Investor Intentions Survey 2021

As widespread vaccinations aid the economic recovery, CRE investors are showing increased appetite for risk and a preference for secondary markets.

Asia Pacific Investor Intentions Survey 2021

Pent-up demand and a substantial volume of dry powder are set to translate to strong buying momentum in 2021, with 60% of investors intending to purchase more real estate this year, the highest level since 2016.

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.

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