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Our annual Market Size Report for 2019/20 has estimated the size of the global professionally managed real estate investment markets since 2004, bringing transparency to the market with 15 years of historical and global data.

These estimates aim to shed light on how the real estate market is changing year-over-year and are fundamental to the creation of the MSCI Global Annual Property Index and a range of other multinational indexes and benchmarks.

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Real Estate Market Size Highlights

Watch to see how the real estate market size has changed year over year and which countries have the largest share of the global market.

RE market in 2019

How has the global real estate investment market evolved in 2019?



Market size increased in 2019. The size of the professionally managed global Real Estate investment market increased from $8.9 trillion in 2018 to $9.6 trillion in 2019.


Currency movements had a marginal impact compared to 2018 figures. Currency movements impacted the size of the global real estate investment market by approximately +0.1% in US Dollars (USD), in contrast to the negative impact in 2018 (-2.6%). Asset value growth and transaction activity of already existing portfolios, newly identified portfolios and new developments in the market, such as new construction and sale and leaseback transactions, also contributed to the growth in market size.


United States weight increased. The relative weight of the United States within the MSCI Global Annual Property Index (Unfrozen; Weighting: Market Size) increased from 40.9% in 2018 to 41.3% in 2019


China continues to be the fourth-largest market for the second consecutive year behind United States, Japan, United Kingdom having overtaken Germany in 2018.



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