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Riskier strategies along with over €98 billion of new capital expected in 2020

Investors are moving up the risk curve, with more respondents selecting opportunity as their preferred style for investing in Europe. According to the global Investment Intentions Survey 2020, the current average allocation to real estate increased from 10.0% in 2019 to 10.4% in 2020. Over the same period, the target allocation also moved up from 10.4% to 11.4%, resulting in a larger gap between current and target allocations.

Key highlights include: 

  • An influx of at least € 98.1 billion of new capital is expected to be invested in real estate in 2020 worldwide
  • The gap between current and target allocations increased from 0.4% in 2019 to 1.0% in 2020
  • Riskier strategies are increasingly popular with 20% of the investors selecting opportunity as their preferred strategy for Europe
  • Germany is the most preferred destination for investors and funds of funds across Europe for the second consecutive year
  • Office remains the preferred sector while retail falls out of the top 3.


The Investment Intentions Survey provides insights into the expected trends in the real estate investment industry in 2020 and is a joint project between INREV, ANREV and PREA. 

Join the Investment Intentions briefing on Thursday 6 February for a deeper dive into the report

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