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March 7, 2019

CBRE Survey: CRE Investors More Wary of Risk in 2019; Prefer Secondary Markets Due to Higher Yield


National Real Estate Investor
Elaine Misonzhnik | Mar 07, 2019

As investors consider their allocations plans for this year, commercial real estate's stability of income stream is their top reason for investing in the property type, according to the Americas Investor Intentions Survey 2019 put together by real estate services firm CBRE.

Stability of income stream came out on top among the reasons its survey participants listed for continuing to invest in real estate (with 32 percent of respondents picking it,) followed by expectation of better capital value growth compared to other assets and higher yield compared to other assets (both at 20 percent). Asset diversification also made the list, with 16 percent of respondents picking it. Asset diversification seemed to be of particular importance to institutional investors—52 percent of those respondents indicated it was their main motive for investing.

Using real estate as a hedge against inflation ranked last on the list, with 1 percent of respondents picking it. Read more.

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