Residential Investment in International Markets (November 2014) Short Paper
Residential investment currently accounts for only 6.3% of real estate investment. Results from the IPF 2014 Survey of institutional investors’ attitudes to residential investment reveal a desire to increase exposure. This paper examines the residential markets in the Netherlands, US, France, Germany and Australia, and compares to the UK market. The degree of differences between these markets illustrates the complexity of the factors that encourage residential investment, with no one factor dominating investment criteria.