Global transactions: who’s dealing with who?

In 2017, $34bn more was invested in Europe from Asia Pacific than in Asia Pacific from Europe, and $9bn more was invested from Asia Pacific into North America than vice versa.

The lion’s share of global intra-regional investment last year was into Europe ($90bn) with $36bn into North America and $16.2bn into Asia Pacific.

The preference for Europe and North America is largely due to their secure, liquid, transparent and established real estate markets, with their freehold assets offering secure legal title being particularly sought-after by new global investors