Positive outlook for global real estate

In addition the survey suggests a positive outlook for Q2 2011, with more countries expecting rents to rise and capital values to increase than in previous quarters.

RICS Chief Economist Simon Rubinsohn said: "Sentiment continues to improve across much of the global commercial property market, which reflects the fact that more of the world is now beginning to enjoy economic recovery.

"Real estate in some countries still remains under considerable pressure, but elsewhere it is booming to such an extent that governments have been forced to take action to try and slow things down. This divergence between the leaders and laggards is something that we expect to persist for some while to come."

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