National CRE News In Your Inbox.

Sign up for Connect emails to stay informed with CRE stories that are 150 words or less.

Sub Markets

Property Sectors


National  + Global  + Finance  | 

Global Investors Move Out on Risk Curve While Deploying More Capital

Investors are not only beginning to deploy more capital but are also moving out on the risk curve, according to CBRE’s latest Global Investor Intentions Survey. A record 24% of survey respondents are targeting opportunistic and distressed assets in 2021. 

Investors in the Americas—where 70% of respondents plan to be net buyers this year—appear to have the greatest risk appetite. Nearly 30% of respondents are targeting opportunistic and distressed assets in 2021, compared with 16% in the 2020 survey.

Meanwhile, those in EMEA appear to be the most risk averse. Investors based in the Asia Pacific region appear to be adopting a two-tier strategy, focusing primarily on core assets but also attracted to opportunistic and distressed assets, CBRE reported.

CBRE sees a disconnect between buyers and sellers in the Americas, with investors buoyed by a healthy U.S. economic recovery and sellers waiting for valuations to stabilize.


Inside The Story


About Paul Bubny

Paul Bubny serves as Senior Content Director for Connect Commercial Real Estate, a role to which he brings 13-plus years’ experience covering the commercial real estate industry and 30-plus years in business-to-business journalism. In this capacity, he oversees daily operations while also reporting on both local/regional markets and national trends, covering individual transactions across all property types, as well as delving into broader subject matter. He produces 15-20 daily news stories per day and works with the Connect team and clients to develop longer-form content, ranging from Q&As to thought-leadership pieces. Prior to joining Connect, Paul was Managing Editor for both Real Estate Forum and at American Lawyer Media, where he oversaw operations at both publications while also producing daily news and feature-length articles. His tenure in B2B publishing stretches back into the print era, and he has served as Editor in Chief on four national trade publications. Since 1999, Paul has volunteered as the newsletter editor of passenger rail advocacy groups (one national, one local).

Step 1: Select Education
  • ◦Sale/Acquisition
New call-to-action