The Attractiveness of 66 Countries for Institutional Real Estate Investments: A Composite Index Approach
Allianz Real Estate
Alexander Peter Groh
EMLYON Research Centre for Entrepreneurial Finance; EMLYON Business School
July 10, 2010
ERES Conference Paper No. 2010
We address the attractiveness of 66 countries worldwide for institutional real estate investments through the construction of a composite index. For the index’s composition, we refer to the results of prior research on the parameters determining real estate investment activity on an aggregated country level. Our index reveals a country ranking that correlates reasonably with commercial real estate investments, as proven with back-tests over six years. We increase the transparency of market variables for decision-making in global real estate asset allocation and provide the key determinants that shape national real estate markets. The results highlight the strengths and weaknesses of developed, developing and emerging economies and provide guidelines for political improvements to attract international capital to spur real estate investment activity.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 63
Keywords: Real Estate Investments, International Asset Allocation, Real Estate Market Attractiveness
JEL Classification: G11, G23, G24, O16, O18, P25, P52
Date posted: July 11, 2010 ; Last revised: January 26, 2011
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