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Brisbane Experiencing Prime Office Market Squeeze

Brisbane Experiencing Prime Office Market Squeeze

According to CBRE, recentralization and a flight to quality are helping to drive an uptick in Brisbane's prime CBD office market, underpinned by record levels of investment in new development projects. Read More »


Hong Kong is World's Most Expensive Office Market, Again

Hong Kong is World's Most Expensive Office Market, Again

According to a new report from global real estate consultant JLL, Hong Kong's Central District has the world's most expensive rent for premium offices for the fourth year running. Read More »

Hong Kong Class A Office Rent Growth Slows

Hong Kong Class A Office Rent Growth Slows

According to JLL's latest Hong Kong Property Market Monitor, rents in the overall Grade A office market continued to rise albeit at a slower pace last month. Average rent of Grade A office climbed 0.5% m-o-m in October, compared to a 1.0% m-o-m growth in September 2018. Read More »

Asia Pacific Property Debt Being Embraced by Investors Worldwide

Asia Pacific Property Debt Being Embraced by Investors Worldwide

According to new research by CBRE, real estate debt in Asia Pacific is increasingly cementing itself as an alternative investment class as global investors seek new opportunities to deploy capital into this sector. Read More »


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Art-Topia - (Qingdao, China)

Art-Topia - (Qingdao, China)

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Last Updated November 26, 2018 9:06 AM ET

North America

Manhattan's most popular retail corridors experienced widespread asking rent declines in the fall of 2018. Out of the 17 high-profile corridors, 15 posted year-over-year decreases in ground floor retail average asking rents per square foot

The city of Houston's commercial property markets and oil driven economy seem to have fully rebounded, post Hurricane Harvey and depressed oil prices last year.

According to the American Institute of Architects (AIA), U.S. architecture firm billings growth softened in October 2018 but remained positive for the thirteenth consecutive month.

This week Amazon announced their final selection for the location of their second headquarters. In a change to the original plan, Amazon decided to split the location of their new headquarters between two cities choosing New York and Northern Virginia.

New Jersey's industrial sector set new records last quarter in absorption, vacancy rates and asking rents.

According to CBRE, U.S. retailers will seek to cap a strong year this holiday season by doubling down on strategies to draw online shoppers into stores, reward their loyalty in new ways and ensure that toys are available at every turn.

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 September 25, 2018 9:05 AM ET

Europe

According to International real estate consultant Savills' 30th annual Financing Property report, the UK property lending market is largely stable as a result of pressure on interest cover ratios (ICRs) and debt yields.

Global real estate consulting firm Knight Frank is reporting this week that in the first half of 2018 £5.6 billion ($7.2 billion USD) of international capital was invested in the London commercial real estate market. Hong Kong was second with £5 billion ($6.4B) and Paris third with £1.9 billion ($2.4B).

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.

Last Updated December 10, 2018 9:02 AM ET

Asia Pacific

According to CBRE, recentralization and a flight to quality are helping to drive an uptick in Brisbane's prime CBD office market, underpinned by record levels of investment in new development projects.

According to a new report from global real estate consultant JLL, Hong Kong's Central District has the world's most expensive rent for premium offices for the fourth year running.

According to JLL's latest Hong Kong Property Market Monitor, rents in the overall Grade A office market continued to rise albeit at a slower pace last month. Average rent of Grade A office climbed 0.5% m-o-m in October, compared to a 1.0% m-o-m growth in September 2018.

According to new research by CBRE, real estate debt in Asia Pacific is increasingly cementing itself as an alternative investment class as global investors seek new opportunities to deploy capital into this sector.

The private education market in Asia Pacific is a rising property investment sector, a trend driven by the region's demand for high-quality international schools focusing on English study.

Global commercial property consultant CBRE is reporting this week that grade A vacancy rates haven fallen below one percent in Tokyo, while the cities of Osaka's grade A office rents are now at record high and Nagoya's office market vacancy rates are at a record low.

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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