Affordable housing is attracting increasing interest as an alternative sector for investment, with governments seeking partnership with private capital to fund the shortfall in provision of affordable housing, according to a recent global CBRE Research ViewPoint.

Security of income and inflation protection, as well as certain tax benefits, are a powerful incentive for investors in the U.S. and western Europe, according to the report. With the strong growth of global savings in recent years, investors are searching more widely to deploy capital, and affordable housing can provide compelling opportunities to meet a social need and open up new investment possibilities.