2018 Rankings & Index Methodology

The 2018 Global Real Estate Transparency Index covers 100 markets and is based on 186 indicators. These variables are divided into six areas –performance measurement, market fundamentals, governance of listed vehicles, regulatory & legal frameworks, transaction process and environmental sustainability. Use the interactive chart below to find out how countries perform on each of the 6 sub-indices.

2018 Rank
Investment Performance
Market Fundamentals
Listed Vehicles
Regulatory and Legal
Transaction Process
2018 Composite Score
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The Global Real Estate Transparency Index is based on a combination of quantitative market data and survey results across 100 markets. 186 individual measures are divided into 14 topic areas, which are then grouped and weighted into six broad sub-indices:​​​​

  • Performance Measurement 28.5%
  • Market Fundamentals 16.5%
  • Governance of Listed Vehicles 10%
  • Regulatory and Legal 25%
  • Transaction Process 15%
  • Sustainability 5%

The Index scores markets on a scale of 1 to 5 (with 1.00 being the highest possible score). Depending on their overall performance, markets are assigned to one of five transparency tiers.

  • Highly Transparent
  • Transparent
  • Semi-Transparent
  • Low Transparency
  • Opaque

To find out more about the Global Real Estate Transparency Index methodology, please download the full report or if you would like to discuss your market’s performance in more detail, get in touch with a member of the Project Team.