Spain occupies the 13th place in the ranking of the main destinies of capital receiving in the country's real estate sector, and is situated thus ahead of Brazil and Italy, according to a report by international consultancy Cushman & Wakefield. At the same time, the podium of the classification is occupied by the United States, China and the United Kingdom. This year, the Spanish real estate and retail sectors will receive 5 billions of dollars of new invested capital.
According to the new edition of the report published and called “Great Wall of Money”, the real estate sector in Spain will receive about 5,000 million dollars of new foreign capital to be invested mainly in commercial premises. This figure will be similar to that of last year and will put Spain in 13th place in the ranking of the main real estate investment destinations. The United States remains the top recipient of foreign investment this year. Moreover, experts predict that China will continue to be second, owing to the main part of the capital originated from domestic funds.
The third most attractive market for real estate investment is the UK, while Cushman & Wakefield expects that the amount of capital invested in this country will be slightly lower, as some investors will be more cautious, taking into account the possibility of exit of the United Kingdom of the European Union (Brexit). However, some investors expect the appearance of a greater number of real estate objects available in the market, if prices go down.
Germany will continue to experience a strong demand from foreign investors, who are attracted for its economic viability. This may also be useful for some investors who will opt to invest in Germany instead of the UK.
Globally, consulting firm Cushman & Wakefield estimates that the volume of new capital for real estate investment this year will amount to 435 billions of dollars, which is a slight decrease compared to last year, but the second highest figure registered since 2009.