A survey from last week’s Barclay’s Wealth showed that wealthy investors have a renewed appetite for real estate.

The survey, of 2,000 investors world-wide with investible assets of more than $800,000, showed that 75% of respondents felt residential real estate looks attractive from an investment perspective.

About half of the respondents expect an increase in the value of their real-estate investments over the next two years. Almost 40% of those with assets of $50 million or more have greater than 50% of their portfolio in real estate (so much for lessons learned).

Perhaps the most interesting part of the survey relates to gender. Almost half (49%) of the women surveyed consider real estate to be a less risky investment than stocks, compared with 37% of men.

Women also are more likely to enjoy investing in real estate than men: 44% of women surveyed find buying property more enjoyable than investing in other asset classes. Only 28% of men feel the same way. While 34% of men are likely to invest in real estate indirectly through a fund, only 14% of women would prefer this approach.

I’m going to avoid stereotyping and put the question to readers: Why do you think that, among the wealthy, women like real estate more then men?

Source: Barclay Wealth via WSJ

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John Ford
John Ford

Over the course of 20 years in the Boston downtown real estate market, John represented and sold numerous, condominiums, investment and development properties in Greater Boston and in the surrounding suburbs

In addition to representing Boston condo buyers and sellers, John is currently one of the most recognized Boston condo blog writers regarding Boston condominiums and residential real estate markets. John's insights and observations about the Boston condo market have been seen in a wide variety of the most established local & national media outlets including; Banker and Tradesman, Boston Magazine The Boston Globe, The Boston Herald and NewsWeek and Fortune magazine, among others.


For over 24 years, John Ford, of Ford Realty Inc., has been actively involved in the real estate industry. He started his career in commercial real estate with a national firm Spaulding & Slye and quickly realized that he had a passion for residential properties. In 1999, John entered the residential real estate market, and in 2000 John Started his own firm Ford Realty Inc. As a broker, his clients have come to love his fun, vivacious, and friendly attitude. He prides himself on bringing honesty and integrity to the entire home buying and selling process. In addition to helping buyers and sellers, he also works with rental clients. Whether you’re looking to purchase a new Boston condo or rent an apartment, you’ll quickly learn why John has a 97% closing rate.


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