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Global Investor Intentions Survey 2021

May 20, 2021 2 Minute Read


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With an improving global economy, investors appear more willing to move out on the risk curve, displaying increased appetite for opportunistic and distress strategies. More global investors are placing priority on Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) considerations when executing their investment strategies. The search for yield in a persistently low interest rate environment is prompting more investors to seek out opportunities in Alternative assets, such as data centers, seniors housing and health care assets. Read our Global Investor Intentions Survey insights to learn more about where and how investors plan to deploy their capital this year.

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CBRE’s 2021 Global Investor Intentions Survey shows improving investor sentiment amid the global economic recovery. Many occupiers are rethinking their occupancy strategy following widespread remote work adoption during the pandemic. Investors are responding by placing more emphasis on amenities, tenant safety, wellness and flex and collaborative space offerings.

Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) considerations are playing an increasingly central role in investor and occupier decision-making. The alternatives sectors are gaining favor around the world, especially data centers, seniors housing and health care assets.

If your asset doesn’t provide high-quality amenities, collaborative environments and flex space, it becomes difficult to compete. Without those features, low rents will be a property’s primary appeal. That’s going to cause a real bifurcation in the value of assets.
Chris LudemanGlobal President, Capital Markets, CBRE