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Singapore Overtakes China as Top U.S. Capital Source in 2018

Singapore Overtakes China as Top U.S. Capital Source in 2018

According to global real estate consultant CBRE, commercial real estate investment volume in the U.S. totaled $118.8 billion in Q2 2018, an increase of 1.7% from Q2 2017. Read More »


Vacancy Rates in Moscow's Office Market Enjoy 10-Year Low

Vacancy Rates in Moscow's Office Market Enjoy 10-Year Low

According to JLL, the vacancy rate of Moscow's office market continued to decline in Q2, 2018 amid low completions and rising take-up. The current vacancy, at 12.0%, is the lowest since Q3 2008. The decline began in Q3 2015 when it was 17%. Read More »

U.S. Tech Office Occupancy Costs Up 12 Percent Annually

U.S. Tech Office Occupancy Costs Up 12 Percent Annually

U.S. companies in pursuit of highly skilled tech talent - spanning every industry today - might be in for more sticker shock. Combined talent and occupancy costs are up by as much as 12.5 percent over last year as competition for tech talent has heated up. Read More »

Hong Kong Commercial Property Sectors Gain Steam in 2018

Hong Kong Commercial Property Sectors Gain Steam in 2018

According to the latest Property Market Monitor released by JLL, office rents overall in Hong Kong grew 0.9% month-over-month in June 2018, bringing growth for the first half of 2018 up to 3.6%. Read More »


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Vertropolis Towers - (Riyadh, Saudi Arabia)

Vertropolis Towers - (Riyadh, Saudi Arabia)

Like a bouquet of colorful flowers blossoming among the desert dunes, the three towers of the Vertropolis complex reach toward the Riyadh sky. Read More »


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Last Updated August 2, 2018 9:02 AM ET

North America

According to a new report by global real estate consultant CBRE, the U.S. commercial real estate lending market remains robust in 2018, despite financial market volatility and heightened trade tensions.

U.S. companies in pursuit of highly skilled tech talent - spanning every industry today - might be in for more sticker shock. Combined talent and occupancy costs are up by as much as 12.5 percent over last year as competition for tech talent has heated up.

According to CBRE's Q2, 2018 Manhattan Retail Market Report, New York City's retail market continues to evolve as the fundamental demand drivers remain healthy.

According to a new report by Transwestern on mass transit's influence on the U.S. office market, the national average rent in transit-accessible office buildings was 65 percent higher than the average market rent in early 2018.

According to a new report by CBRE, prime logistics rents increased globally in the year ending March 31, 2018, accelerating their growth in many markets.

According to CBRE's latest Manhattan Office MarketViews report for the second quarter of 2018, office leasing activity totaled 8.96 million sq. ft. in Q2 2018 and that year-to-date leasing activity totaled 15.36 million sq. ft., 12% higher than the same period last year.

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 August 1, 2018 8:15 AM ET

Europe

According to JLL, the vacancy rate of Moscow's office market continued to decline in Q2, 2018 amid low completions and rising take-up. The current vacancy, at 12.0%, is the lowest since Q3 2008. The decline began in Q3 2015 when it was 17%.

According to global real estate consultant JLL, Russia's commercial real estate investment volumes reached USD1.29bn in H1 2018, down 39% YoY from USD2.13bn in H1 2017, says JLL.

£765 million ($1.04 billion USD) of real estate transactions took place in the West End in the first quarter of 2018 compared to £2.13 billion ($2.89b USD) in Q1 2017 -- a 64 percent annual drop.

According to a new report JLL, despite trade tensions and elevated stock market volatility, investors are still seeking value in real estate with global investment in the first quarter of 2018 hitting the highest Q1 level in 10 years at $165 billion.

Investment volumes into the UK's specialist property sector have significantly increased to reach an unprecedented £17.7 billion, a 40% increase on last year, and will continue to increase.

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.

Last Updated August 8, 2018 8:50 AM ET

Asia Pacific

According to global real estate consultant CBRE, commercial real estate investment volume in the U.S. totaled $118.8 billion in Q2 2018, an increase of 1.7% from Q2 2017.

According to the latest Property Market Monitor released by JLL, office rents overall in Hong Kong grew 0.9% month-over-month in June 2018, bringing growth for the first half of 2018 up to 3.6%.

JLL is reporting this week that Asia Pacific's mature economies such as Singapore, Hong Kong and Japan have a significant opportunity to advance real estate transparency through proptech adoption.

According to JLL's latest Property Market Monitor, rents in Hong Kong's office markets grew at their fastest pace in more than two years amid a tight vacancy environment and an active leasing market.

The rise of e-commerce is expected to post significant growth and disrupt the local retail market in next few years.

According to JLL, Hong Kong remains uniquely globally-oriented within China's system of cities. The Special Autonomous Region (SAR) continues to act as a linking point between Mainland China and the world.

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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