Capital ideas: the hottest global cities for property investment

Despite political uncertainty around the world, there are still plenty of cities showing good prospects for investors – and Europe looks like the best bet

The weight of capital in the global real estate market should offset investor concerns around geopolitical instability, says data firm Real Capital Analytics.

A list of the 20 top cities for cross-border investment between Q2 2016 and Q1 2017 shows that strong, liquid European cities are proving particularly attractive for overseas buyers looking for safe haven markets, despite political uncertainty.

London, Paris, Amsterdam, Berlin and Dublin all feature in the top 10 cities by cross-border investment with Frankfurt, Munich and Prague making the top 20 list.

Top 20 metros for cross-border investment, Q2 16-Q1 17