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Real Estate Market Size 2021/22

Investors may well have expected a decline in real estate pricing and an increase in distressed opportunities due to the economic impact of 2020’s global lockdowns. But the hit to pricing was mostly negligible, and the flood of distressed assets never came. Instead, the market rallied in 2021 and investors globally completed transactions totaling USD 2.1 trillion, as per MSCI Real Capital Analytics Global Capital Trends, 2021.

The size of the professionally managed real estate market also continued to grow in 2021, rising to USD 11.4 trillion from USD 10.5 trillion in 2020. The Americas contributed 40.2% of the overall market size estimate. At USD 4.6 trillion this was an increase of 12.9% from 2020. Europe, the Middle East and Africa grew by 5.5% and Asia Pacific by 6.8%, tempered by the strengthening of the U.S. dollar against local currencies.

The chart shows the size of the real estate market in the Americas; Europe, the Middle East and Africa; and the Asia-Pacific. Real estate in the Americas is valued at 4.6 trillion dollars, accounting for 40.6% of the global market, or 40.2% of total global market share, for example

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Research Authors

  • Hariharan GG, Vice President, MSCI Research
  • Rishikesh Paktar, Vice President, MSCI Research
  • Razia Neshat, Associate, MSCI Research