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U.S. Mortgage Bankers Closed Record $530 Billion in Commercial, Multifamily Loans in 2017

U.S. Mortgage Bankers Closed Record $530 Billion in Commercial, Multifamily Loans in 2017

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Manhattan Office Leasing Activity Dips in Early 2018

Manhattan Office Leasing Activity Dips in Early 2018

Leasing activity totaled 6.39 million sq. ft. in Q1 2018, 6% below its five-year quarterly average. The availability rate was 11.8%, up 30 basis points (bps) from Q4 2017, and 20 bps from a year ago. Read More »


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Last Updated April 16, 2018 8:05 AM ET

North America

U.S. commercial and multifamily mortgage bankers closed a record $530.1 billion of loans in 2017.

Leasing activity totaled 6.39 million sq. ft. in Q1 2018, 6% below its five-year quarterly average. The availability rate was 11.8%, up 30 basis points (bps) from Q4 2017, and 20 bps from a year ago.

According to CBRE, momentum for additional construction of U.S. warehouses is not likely to wane, because the vast majority of the country's warehouse stock is decades old and ill-suited for the demands of e-commerce.

Health systems and hospitals can generate significant cost savings, secure capital to invest in technology and care delivery,

According to the Mortgage Bankers Association, the following firms were the top commercial and multifamily mortgage originators in the U.S. during 2017:

The level of commercial and multifamily mortgage debt outstanding in the U.S. at the end of 2017 was $3.18 trillion, $200.3 billion higher than at the end of 2016, or an increase of 6.7 percent.

Last Updated September 29, 2017 9:03 AM ET

Latin America

The recent 7.1 magnitude earthquake that stunned Mexico City (and surrounding states of Mexico, Morelos and Puebla) is now having a strong impact on Mexico's commercial real estate market.

A vast majority of real estate investors intend to increase their property acquisitions in 2016.

London's West End is the world's most expensive office market for the third consecutive year, retaining its title ahead of runner-up Hong Kong.

The property division of Carrefour Argentina has opened Terrazas de Mayo, a new shopping centre valued at $29 million,

Money will continue to flow into real estate from across the capital markets worldwide, but investors should be increasingly concerned about getting caught late in the cycle

Fundamentals are improving across many office markets in The Americas, Asia Pacific and Europe as we head into 2015.

Last Updated March 30, 2018 7:58 AM ET

Europe

According to JLL, Russia's real estate investments reached $728 million in Q1 2018, down 8% Year-over-Year from $792 million invested in Q1 2017.

According to the latest research from global property adviser Knight Frank, European commercial property investment hit €231.8 billion in 2017 after €80.7 billion was transacted in Q4, resulting in an 8.4 per cent increase on last year.

According to JLL, Moscow office take-up was recorded at 508,000 square meters in Q4 2017, a record high since the beginning of 2013.

According to global real estae consultant JLL, €2.3 billion ($2.8 billion USD) of Irish investment property traded during the year 2017.

This week global real estate consultant Knight Frank made its UK commercial real estate predictions for 2018.

The market with the most expensive premium office rent in the world is Central in Hong Kong (€323 per sq. ft) followed by New York's Midtown ($194 per sq. ft).

Last Updated April 18, 2018 9:01 AM ET

Asia Pacific

Cities in Asia Pacific and worldwide are getting smarter, but they must be ready for the Cyber security risks that accompany the growing adoption of tech-enabled real estate and infrastructure.

Increased interest in self-storage facilities, data centers, student accommodation, education and aged care as investors chase yield

Based on new CBRE Research released this week entitled, The Tech Evolution is Ushering in Shared Logistics, the increasing use of automation is real and impacting Japan's logistics sector in a significant way.

Japan can expect to see robust investment by Asia Pacific-focused closed-end real estate funds over the next three years. CBRE also predicts the following capital deployment trends across Asia Pacific by private equity real estate funds through 2020.

A tight vacancy environment and rising rents continues to drive larger occupiers to seek office space beyond Central into other submarkets on Hong Kong Island, including Hong Kong East.

China has reclaimed top spot for the most attractive market for manufacturing, confirming its status as the sector's powerhouse.

Last Updated November 8, 2017 8:00 AM ET

Middle East and Africa Pacific

With positive government interventions to bring in more investors and diversify Bahrain's real estate market, retail remains a significant area of growth in the Kingdom's property sector.

The recently announced Emirates Towers Business Park is set to become Dubai's most defining commercial development in over 10 years.

Dubai's vision to diversify its economy further and establish itself as a thriving global business hub has accelerated business activity in a number of innovative industries, in turn spurring a new stream of demand for industrial space.

A slowing rate of decline across all sectors of the Dubai real estate market suggests increasing stability and the expectation of the market 'bottoming out' before the end of 2017, but the planned introduction of VAT on January 1, 2018 is already causing nervousness amongst existing commercial tenants.

According to international real estate consultant Cluttons, the global economic anxiety and growth slowdown across regional markets has played a significant role in the decreased demand for industrial real estate in Dubai.

According to CBRE Group, Middle East investment in the global commercial real estate sector reached nearly $10 billion in the first half of 2016.

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