EMEA suffers 22% drop in global investment

Global investment into European, Middle Eastern and African real estate fell by 22% in 2018 owing to a mix of political uncertainty, high valuations and a shortage of investable stock. However, total global real estate investment volumes rose by 4% in 2018 to hit $1.75tn (£1.56tn), a new record that surpasses the previous high of $1.68tn in 2018, according to Cushman & Wakefield’s Global Investment Atlas 2019 report. EMEA deals accounted for $331bn in 2018, down by 11% on last year. Volumes fell due to a retreat from both global and domestic sources. Global investment into the EMEA region fell