• Service: Audit
  • Industry: Real Estate & Construction
  • Type: Business and industry issue
  • Date: 2/03/2011

Real Estate Industry Insight Series

The Real Estate Industry Insight Series shares knowledge on topical issues by drawing upon contributors from across our global real estate practice.

Real estate as an asset class 

The global financial crisis seems a long time ago, as those with debt maturing will know, the legacy has a long tail. In Asia and the emerging markets, however, the question of asset bubbles and inflation is back on commentators' minds.
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In many countries, real estate investment performance statistics for 2010 showed investment activity levels on the increase and values across the globe recovering from the lows following the global financial crash.


In this first article in the Industry Insight Series, KPMG provides perspective on the real estate investment industry. Specifically, the article considers real estate as an asset class – is it core to an investment portfolio?