Introducing A New Global Real Estate Securities Index: The GPR 250 Index
- Published in Real Estate Finance
Real estate investors with an international perspective can benefit greatly from the recent growth of the global real estate securities market. They can use this market to build up international real estate exposure much faster and at much lower expense than through direct purchases of buildings and land. In the past decade-and-a-half, the global real estate securities market has grown nearly tenfold in real terms and is currently about $348 billion in size. This development was a truly global phenomenon, with substantial growth in North America and in Europe, and even stronger growth in the Far East. In all three regions, both the number of listed property companies and their average size has grown tremendously.