This year's survey shows that global real estate investors remain confident and their intentions are strongly expansionary. The appetite for cross-regional investment is increasing and more investors intend to deploy capital outside their own region this year.

Despite the strong liquidity in the investment market, investors are concerned about the intense competition for assets. Pricing is identified as the biggest obstacle to making acquisitions. There continue to be worries over economic weakness but there are encouraging signs of recovery in the U.S. and sustained growth in Asia.


Regional Reports

The CBRE North America Investor Intentions Survey 2015 revealed a clear picture of the current confidence and enthusiasm of commercial real estate investors in the region.   Comparisons with previous years suggest that 2015 will be another strong year for investment activity, with some owners also taking advantage of the strong market to sell as well as buy.   Investor intentions remain strong overall. A majority (54%) plan to increase their purchases this year, a slight decline on last year’s survey, when 64% indicated they intended to buy more.


Nick Axford, Ph.D.
Global Head โ€‹of Research
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  Richard Barkham, Ph.D.
Global Chief Economist
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  Henry Chin, Ph.D.
Head of Research, Asia Pacific
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Spencer Levy
Head of Research, Americas
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  Neil Blake, Ph.D.
Head of Research, EMEA
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