$2.5tn tidal wave heading for real estate

Ever more capital is being allocated to real estate as investors increasingly target opportunistic and value-add plays, meaning that global capital aiming to enter the market could hit $2.5tn (£1.9tn) next year, according to Colliers International. The advisory firm said that allocations to real estate from global institutions will reach at least $840bn this year, adding to the $370bn in closed-ended funds waiting to be deployed from last year. Combined with a “growing influence of sovereign and family wealth” the total is set to double, based on a 10.4% allocation to real estate. According to the Colliers, global real estate