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Over the past year, it has become increasingly clear that the economies of Europe, US and Asia are moving at different rates and with quite different features and issues. Europe is clearly still impacted by a debt liquidity crisis and the sovereign debt crisis whereas the US, while still grappling with its debt issues, saw robust REIT and equity fund raising in 2011 and has seen the emergence of a shadow banking market to support the real estate industry. In Asia, it appears to be business as usual with the ongoing changes in public policy towards the real estate markets highlighting the need for local knowledge to operate successfully in the region.

Andrew Weir

Andrew Weir

Global Head of Building, Construction and Real Estate Practice

+85 2 2826 7243

European Real Snapshot! Autumn 2014

European Real Snapshot! Autumn 2014
An overview and deeper insight into the real estate markets across Europe: from the UK to the Balkans, from Spain to Russia and from the Nordic region to Italy.

Americas Real SnapShot!

Americas Real SnapShot
Overview of real estate markets and financial factors for Brazil, Canada, Chile, Mexico and the US.

Taxation of real estate investment trusts

Taxation of real estate
This summary sets out the key regulatory, tax and legal rules for the establishment and operation of REITs or their equivalent in major jurisdictions.

Asian Real SnapShot! – Issue 2, November 2013

Asian Real SnapShot! – Issue 2, November 2013
An overview of the recent regulatory changes within the real estate sector across the different countries in the Asia Pacific.

Global Construction Survey 2013: Ready for the next big wave?

In the eighth edition of KPMG’s Global Construction Survey, we catch the industry in a more upbeat mood.

A clearly positive trend is the emergence of the sovereign and super funds, with evidence of a next generation of these now entering the real estate markets and seeking coverage in the major investment markets of the world.


The fund management industry continues to play an important role in getting capital wealth working and invested across the globe and has performed a critical role, especially in the European and US markets over the last decade. The industry is facing challenges, not least the evolving and increasing regulation of its business model and the knock-on-effect of the changing regulatory environment facing its investors. These challenges are starting to and will continue to change investor behavior, including where to invest, and are likely to lead to consolidation of the fund managers themselves. However, with change come opportunities, so agility will be essential.


In the face of economic uncertainty, investors continue to seek security, and real estate has a role to play by providing access to secure income and a physical asset. Securing income flows requires asset and property management skills to improve contractual terms, occupancy levels and generally work the assets. For the industry to deliver risk-adjusted returns to investors, combining the skills of strong local operators with those with capital and aligning their naturally differing objectives will need to be a feature of 2012.

Our Value

Through our global network of member firms, KPMG is involved in every stage of the asset and investment lifecycle, and offers experience in working with all levels of stakeholders throughout the real estate industry. Whether your focus is local, national, regional or global, we can provide you with the right mix of experience to support and enhance your needs and ambitions. Our knowledgeable real estate professionals focus on providing informed perspectives and clear solutions, drawing experience from a variety of backgrounds including accounting, tax, advisory, banking, regulation and corporate finance.


Our client focus, our commitment to excellence, our global mindset and consistent delivery build trusted relationships that are at the core of our business and reputation.

The Global Real Estate Practice

The Global Real Estate Practice

    Bringing an integrated approach to the investment lifecycle.

Real Estate Publications by Country

KPMG’s member firm professionals across the globe create industry leading reports & thought-leadership on the key issues affecting Real Estate sector.

INSIGHT magazine

INSIGHT: Population
In this edition of INSIGHT, we look at the unprecedented population changes around the world and how infrastructure will cope with these challenges.

IASB & FASB IFRS project

The IFRS – Leases Newsletter highlights key developments relating to the joint International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) and US Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) Leases project.