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December 2021 | Outbound Korean real estate investment: 2021 update

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Korean institutional investors interest

Korean institutional investors' interest in overseas real estate investment continues to grow

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Prior to the Covid pandemic, Korean institutional investors' interest in foreign real estate had been increasing. Total outbound investment by Korean institutional investors in 2019 was approximately KRW21 trillion (USD17.8 billion). The prominence of Korean institutional investors has increased, drawing attention as major global buyers, as Korea's outbound investment volumes have grown.

  • In terms of preferences, Korean investors interest in logistics and residential assets continues to increase, while the proportion of office investment falls. We see increasing investment capital flowing to the multi-family residential, senior housing, and student housing sectors.

  • Investors should keep abreast of the current dynamic market, keeping an eye on interest rate increases, the changing Covid situation, exchange rate risks and changes in United States monetary policies and yields.


Korean institutional investors interest

December 2021 | Outbound Korean real estate investment: 2021 update

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