Navigating the road ahead – Real estate outlook 2016
Since the lows of the GFC, all three real estate sectors – residential, non-residential and listed A-REITs – have delivered positive returns. After six years of an up cycle, it is not surprising that investors are increasingly questioning “is this as good as it gets?” There are signs emerging across all three real estate sectors suggesting investors should exercise caution in the year ahead.
The strong performance of all three sectors in 2015 is unlikely to be repeated to the same extent this year, but we also believe that a major downturn is unlikely. The one caveat on this is if the volatility and negative investor sentiment that hit global financial markets in the first two months of this year returns, leading to a major tightening of liquidity in financial markets, then real estate won’t be immune to the fallout.
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