As part of our ongoing efforts to provide you with relevant and important market information, please find an update from Knight Frank.
We will see record levels of global cross border real estate investment during 2022 and the US, the UK, Germany, France, and the Netherlands will top the list of most popular destinations, according to Knight Frank's annual Active Capital Report, out this morning.
Now in its sixth year, the report utilizes the latest machine learning techniques and unique datasets to predict where real estate capital will flow in 2022 and beyond. There is a lot to unpack, so the team behind the report hosted a webinar to walk you through it all in London this morning. Click here to watch on-demand.
Interestingly, 2022 is shaping up to demonstrate that the office investment market is still very much alive, with more than half of all cross-border investment headed into the sector. UK offices, in particular, are expected to be a top destination for US capital, driven by private equity as they invest into new markets and ride the recovery.
US house price growth continues to accelerate, with annual price growth across 20 cities measured in the S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller US National Home Price index climbing to an eye-watering 20% in July.
The reading caps 14 consecutive months of accelerating prices. Prices in 19 of the 20 cities now stand at all-time highs, with the sole outlier (Chicago) only 0.3% below its 2006 peak.