Europeans most likely to invest more in real estate, survey shows

Only 43% of European real estate investors report any increase in risk appetite since early 2011, compared to 46% globally, and 64% in Canada where investors show the biggest uplift in risk appetite, new research shows.

According to the Colliers International 2011 Global Investor Sentiment Survey, which takes the pulse of property investors worldwide, measuring their appetite for risk, optimism, key concerns and sense of market cycles, Europeans are more likely to increase their property holdings.

However, stock remains a concern with 49% reporting the supply of ‘for sale’ property remained a key barrier to expansion and over 54% stating they were focused on core property with target IRRs of five to 10%.

With 57% of investors reporting their risk appetite had not increased since the start of the year, it is not surprising those looking to expand are focused on safe bets, says the report.

Source: Property Wire