A “great wall of money” is moving towards Asia-Pacific real estate, as investment funds eye opportunities in the region, according to a report from real-estate advisory firm DTZ.

Available capital for funds targeting Asia-Pacific is up 45% to $104bn, from $71bn. The report also highlights a further increase in the amount of capital targeting the Americas, which rose 14% to $111bn from $97bn. However, the amount of available capital targeting the Europe, Middle East and Africa region has remained stable, with a 2% increase to $114bn.

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David Green-Morgan, head of DTZ Asia-Pacific research, said: “The significant increase in the amount of available capital targeting Asia-Pacific, up 45% from mid- 2010 [shows] that on average this region offers more hot than cold markets. During the latter part of 2010, the growth in new raised capital from publicly listed companies has been particularly strong in Asia-Pacific. Of the single-country investment funds, China and Australia remain the most popular target countries in the region.”