PE investments in real estate set to touch $7.2 billion in 2016

In the first nine months of 2016, private equity funds committed $4.2 billion to real estate, an increase of 20% from the same period last year. Private equity (PE) investment in real estate is estimated to touch $7.2 billion this year, up 53% from 2015, as both residential and office assets continue to generate interest among domestic and foreign investors, according to a report by global real estate consultancy firm Cushman & Wakefield and the Global Real Estate Institute.

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