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Global Real Estate Transparency Index, 2016

Taking Real Estate Transparency to the Next Level​​


FRAMING the Transparency Agenda

The launch of GRETI 2016 comes at a time when the transparency of real estate is under intense scrutiny:

  • There is widening recognition of the crucial role that a transparent real estate sector plays, not only as a facilitator of new investment and business activity but also, significantly, in community well-being and inclusiveness.
  • As capital allocations to real estate grow, investors are demanding further improvements in transparency, even among the world’s most transparent real estate markets. 
  • Technology is allowing a more granular assessment of real estate market patterns. Databases tracking buildings, investment transactions, tenants, leases and values continue to expand, providing more frequently updated and real-time information than ever before.
  • And the revelations of the Panama Papers in early 2016 have led to mounting pressures for greater real estate transparency and put the fight against corruption decisively on the international political agenda.



The timely release of GRETI 2016 reveals continued improvements in transparency in the majority of real estate markets surveyed. Two-thirds of markets globally have shown progress over the past two years.

These encouraging results highlight a global real estate industry that is making steady advances through initiatives to deepen the availability and quality of market data and performance benchmarking; by enacting new legislation to reduce roadblocks to progress; by setting higher ethical standards; and by taking steps to make transaction processes more fair and transparent.



  • Taking Real Estate Transparency to the Next Level: Executive Summary 
  • The Global Real Estate Transparency Index, 2016 
  • Transparency in Action: How the Index is used by Investors and Researchers 
  • Real Estate Transparency under Intense Scrutiny
  • Key Findings from the 2016 Survey
  • A Focus on Performance Measurement 
  • Tracking City-Level Market Fundamentals 
  • Real Estate Environmental Sustainability Transparency Index 
  • Technical Note
  • Global Real Estate Transparency Index Team


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