09.10.2012 - Italian real estate expecting increased investor appetite
A 0.6 per cent increase is expected in commitments from institutional investors in Italy to real estate as figures rise from 6.9 per cent to 7.5 per cent. The latest research conducted by the EU Association for INREV (Investors in Non-Listed Real Estate Vehicles) suggests that half of the new investments will be allotted indirectly with around 10.7 billion Euros of these investments being forwarded to real estate funds that are not listed. The research says that total property investments in Italy amount to almost 38.5 billion Euros or 6.9 per cent of the total real estate that can be invested in the Italian real estate universe. Investors find real estate investment as an easy way of attaining crucial diversification benefits as low volatility is offered compared to the other classes of assets, especially in times of financial crisis..............................................Full Article: Source