Living sector can offer a safe home for your money

The housing sector has expanded in the past decade to account for a quarter of the global property market. For investors, JLL’s new report on the sector reveals its direction of travel

Despite the challenges created by the pandemic, Ireland’s PRS sector was resilient throughout the various restrictions and rent collections remained high. Picture: Getty

Over the past decade, the expansion of living (housing in one form or another) as an institutional investment sector has broadened from a few markets in the western world to many markets globally. This geographic expansion has elevated both the sector’s profile and its share of capital flows globally, increasing from 14 per cent in 2010 to 25 per cent in 2020.

JLL has just produced a new report on the global housing market. It ...