The Real Deal Miami

Barclays head says real estate could draw investors

October 01, 2009 03:53PM

Investors are likely to eye real estate for new acquisitions, according to Barclays Capital researchers, because the bargains resulting from the down market could make properties an attractive investment. Mark Shapiro, head of global restructuring and finance at Barclays, said that he’s seeing more investors ready to take advantage of unusually low property prices. “A lot of the investors I’m hearing about are now thinking of shifting their focus to real estate, because that’s where they see the opportunities,” Shapiro said. According to Shapiro, investors are unlikely to focus on any one particular sector of the industry, but rather “the whole gamut.”