Growth in real estate investment

The amount of new capital available for property investment is set to increase to $320bn this year, up three per cent on six months ago, despite a challenging environment for raising funds, property services firm DTZ said. In a report released today, the company said all regions saw an increase in available capital except Europe, the Middle East and Africa, which was hit by a one per cent fall to $114bn as the region continued to be squeeze by a lack of available debt.