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2012 investment volumes resilient as investors move towards fixed assets, according to Jones Lang LaSalle capital markets research
London-Chicago-Singapore, 9 July 2012 – Preliminary data collected from more than 60 countries by Jones Lang LaSalle Capital Markets Research reveals a more positive picture of activity across the direct commercial property investment market, with volumes up by 10% compared to the first quarter at US$103 billion as investors continue to move away from equities and towards other assets.• Preliminary Q2 2012 volumes up 10% on Q1 at US$103 billion• All regions showed growth quarter on quarter, with the Americas up 33%• First half 2012 volumes down 9% on H1 2011, but up 50% on H1 2010• Year on year transactional volumes in Q2 2012 down 6%• Full year 2012 forecast remains at US$400 billionAsia Pacific, Europe, Middle East & Africa, and the Americas all recorded an increase in activity in Q2 compared to Q1. However on a year on year basis the picture is more mixed with only Asia Pacific showing growth in investment volumes.
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