Written by the Economist Intelligence Unit and commissioned by Barclays Wealth, this tenth volume of Barclays Wealth Insights looks at investor perceptions of the global real estate market.
It is based on two main strands of research. First, the Economist Intelligence Unit conducted a survey of more than 2,000 high net worth individuals, with investable assets ranging from $800k to in excess of $48m (£500,000 to in excess of £30m). Respondents are based around the globe, with the highest numbers of respondents in the United States, Hong Kong, India, Singapore, Canada, Spain, Switzerland, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom and Monaco. The survey took place between August and September 2009.
Second, the Economist Intelligence Unit conducted a series of interviews with economists, senior executives and real estate experts from around the world. Our thanks are due to the interviewees for their time and insight.
This report was written by Fergal Byrne and edited by Rob Mitchell and Monica Woodley.