However, the consultant, said the global real estate investments fell in 2014 for the first time in five years, dropping 6.3 per cent to $1.21 trillion.
“By activity, the U.S. has moved back to the top for the first time since 2009, with volumes rising 16.2 per cent to $390.6 billion, 16 per cent ahead of China. These two of course dominate global activity with a combined 60 per cent market share,” the report said. Out of the total investment volumes in Indian real estate, corporate investments increased sharply at $2,550 million in 2014, against $900 million in 2013. Private equity investments, too, increased to $2,500 million from $1,200 million during the period under review. Corporate investments transactions include real estate purchases by companies, including office or development site assets for end-use, development or investment, C&W said.