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Introduction from René Veerman

Introduction from René Veerman

 

In a year of unprecedented challenges, the managed real estate market continued to grow in 2020 to $10.5 trillion, and it currently stands at 1.6 times the 2010 size.

The real estate market’s convincing expansion in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic seems to underscore investors’ resolute search for returns across asset classes.

And yet, investing in this market in a post-pandemic world may require some adjusting. Lockdowns and stay-in-place mandates seem to have crystallized cultural shifts that had been afoot, particularly in retail and office space.

With such a set of challenges ahead, smart investment decisions will matter more than ever. It is our hope that this report – with its consistent and unique data – can provide some valuable insights to help you delve into the market’s evolving trends and aid effective investment decisions.


Reene

René Veerman

Head of Real Estate, MSCI


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Key Takeaways

 

Key Takeaways


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Market size increased in 2020

Market size increased in 2020

Market size increased in 2020


The size of the professionally managed global real estate investment market increased from $9.6 trillion in 2019 to $10.5 trillion in 2020.


Currency movements had a large impact as compared to last year

Currency movements had a large impact as compared to last year

Currency movements had a large impact as compared to last year


Currency movements impacted the size of the global real estate investment market by approximately +3.9% in US Dollars (USD), in contrast to a marginal impact in 2019 (+0.1%).


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United States weight decreased

United States weight decreased

United States weight decreased


The relative weight of the United States within the MSCI Global Annual Property Index (Unfrozen; Weighting: Market Size) has decreased by 92 basis points in 2020.


Germany is now the fourth-largest market

Germany is now the fourth-largest market

Germany is now the fourth-largest market


After a climb from the fifth position for two consecutive years, Germany is ranked behind United States, Japan and United Kingdom.


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