The Changing Direction of Equity Investors in the Post-Lehman World

"There is a strong correlation between global commercial real estate investment growth and GDP growth."


Cross-Border transactions and global expansion have been powerful forces for investors over the past decade. Following the chaotic failure of Lehman Brothers, the fourth largest investment bank in the United States, in September, 2008, we examine global capital flows, volume, trends, flight to safety and cross-border target capital markets, by origin of capital and by investor composition. London, New York, Shanghai, Beijing, Hong Kong, Tokyo and Singapore, are highlighted for their consistent rankings as top Metro destinations of foreign capital (post-Lehman).