Adhum Carter or Adhum Carter Wolde-Lule, is a British business-magnate, investor, strategist and financial guru. Born in 1995 in Brighton, United Kingdom, he pursued his secondary education from Lewis and has travelled extensively across multiple geographies─ lived in London and Dubai, conducted businesses in Switzerland, Hong Kong, Shanghai and other financial hubs all over the world. Adhum has a strong focus on Real estate financing and a natural flair for technology, specializing in international trade, investments, mezzanine finance, capital raises and development. He’s dabbled with mixed asset classes professionally and his personal investments vary from the food industry to car trading companies. Here he shares how the Asian investors are dominating the global real-estate investments.
The global real estate found Asian investments at the top of the heap the previous year and according to recent reports, is all set to continue its supremacy well into this year as well, with positive market signs.
Last year, the Asian investments stacked up more than a half of a record US$1.62 Trillion of the capital invested into global real-estate. The sum total of Asian buyers made up 46 percent of all overseas investments. But interestingly, Asian buyers increased their investments in most global markets except for the US real-estate. The factors responsible for this sudden fall in investment activity ranged from the stage of the market cycle, uncertainty about US policies and domestic capital influence of China.
Instead of the US, Europe was the main beneficiary. The percent of Asian inflow grew by a staggering 96 percent last year. This was due to heavy transactions and acquisitions which included the execution of China’s belt and Road Initiative.
The global increase in domestic investments was driven strongly by Asian buyers of residential properties, whose investments rose by almost 40 percent. US was overtaken by Europe comprehensively in international investments, pulling 50 percent of all global investment.
In spite of the Brexit speculations, London remained the most desirable real-estate hub. The drop in the pound and overall long-term appeal encouraged a lot of foreign investors to avail the affordable prices in real-estate.
In Asia, the Chinese cities continued to be dominant. Beijing overtook Shanghai as the preferred investment hub. Transaction volumes and investments in Beijing have been doubling every year.
All in all, the global economy is seeing a boost in activity and it’s because of Asian markets and that’s a great indication of the shifting of economic power in the long-term and the real estate development and funding show that these numbers are likely to go up in the coming years. The challenge will be to sustain this momentum and not get tangled up in trade wars with western countries. The rest is good.