Colliers. 2021 Global Investor Outlook
As the new year develops, news around the world of vaccination approvals and roll outs provides hope that control of the COVID-19 pandemic remains in sight. The resilience of our industry is strong, reflected in the fact that global volumes for standing real estate assets expanded by 40%
in the latter half of 2020 under very trying circumstances.
With investors looking to make up for lost ground, Colliers expects total investment activity to increase by up to 50% in 2021. Global Investor survey results highlight that 98% of investors across all regions aim to expand their portfolios this year, with around 60% looking to expand by more than 10%, including 23% who want to expand by 20% or more.
The roll out of COVID-19 vaccines will have a very positive impact on markets and global geo-political stability, courtesy of a Brexit trade deal and a U.S. election result, provide much needed certainty. These factors will help drive market growth in 2021. Although a large proportion of investors are looking to get out of the blocks early and identify acquisitions in Q1, Colliers experts believe the rebound in activity will gain strength from Q2 onwards due to lingering uncertainty over travel in the first quarter.