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Global Stock of Investable Commercial Real Estate Stands at $27.5 Trillion

Global Stock of Investable Commercial Real Estate Stands at $27.5 Trillion

According to CBRE, Tokyo, New York and Los Angeles are the world's largest commercial real estate investment markets, with the global stock of investable commercial real estate assets standing at $27.5 trillion. Read More »


Foreign Property Investors Drawn to U.S. Industrial, Logistics Assets

Foreign Property Investors Drawn to U.S. Industrial, Logistics Assets

According to CBRE, strong fundamentals, growing sophistication of logistics facilities and e-commerce growth has led to a surge in foreign industrial investment in the U.S. Read More »

Office Vacancy Rates Dip to 12.9 Percent in the U.S.

Office Vacancy Rates Dip to 12.9 Percent in the U.S.

According to CBRE, vacant office space in the U.S. declined by 10 basis points (bps) during the third quarter of 2017 (Q3 2017) dropping to 12.9 percent. Continuing a recent pattern, suburban office markets continued to set the pace for declines. Read More »

U.S. Office Market Success More Linked To Tech Sector Growth Than Ever

U.S. Office Market Success More Linked To Tech Sector Growth Than Ever

According to Cushman & Wakefield, a strong tech sector and the effects of a robust construction pipeline influenced U.S. office fundamentals during 2017's third quarter. Read More »


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Last Updated October 20, 2017 8:27 AM ET

North America

According to CBRE, Tokyo, New York and Los Angeles are the world's largest commercial real estate investment markets, with the global stock of investable commercial real estate assets standing at $27.5 trillion.

According to CBRE, strong fundamentals, growing sophistication of logistics facilities and e-commerce growth has led to a surge in foreign industrial investment in the U.S.

According to CBRE, vacant office space in the U.S. declined by 10 basis points (bps) during the third quarter of 2017 (Q3 2017) dropping to 12.9 percent. Continuing a recent pattern, suburban office markets continued to set the pace for declines.

According to Cushman & Wakefield, a strong tech sector and the effects of a robust construction pipeline influenced U.S. office fundamentals during 2017's third quarter.

According to Transwestern's third-quarter office outlook reports covering the District of Columbia, Suburban Maryland and Northern Virginia, the Washington, D.C., metro area saw mixed results in the office sector for the third quarter.

According to CBRE, new construction of self-storage facilities is on the rise, with approximately 900 facilities expected to be constructed in 2017 - a 50% increase on the 600 new projects constructed 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 October 10, 2017 9:29 AM ET

Europe

Global real estate adviser Knight Frank's newly appointed European Capital Markets Board are optimistic for the future of the European real estate markets

According to a report by real estate consultant JLL and The Business of Cities, London, New York, Paris, Singapore, Tokyo, Hong Kong and Seoul are among the seven most competitive cities in the world.

According to JLL, over $1.5 billion of Irish commercial properties have traded so far in 2017. While this is lower than 2016, last year was an exceptional year.

Office rents in London's skyscrapers are the highest in Europe as companies continue to pay a premium for space in the city's tallest buildings.

29 percent of real estate professionals are now feeling optimistic about UK's commercial real estate market.

The Central Business District office market of Moscow contains a hidden imbalance, which is represented by a shortage of large offices. This will raise landlord confidence and stimulate rental rents growth in the near future.

Last Updated October 11, 2017 8:00 AM ET

Asia Pacific

Outbound Japanese real estate investment rises 23% year-over-year to $1.3 billion, development investment activity was also brisk, and indirect property investment via funds is set to increase in the coming year.

Hong Kong is once again the world's highest-priced office market according to CBRE's semi-annual Global Prime Office Rents survey.

According to a new CBRE thought leadership paper, circa $300 billion worth of Australian residential assets could be owned by institutional investors within the next couple of decades if the multifamily sector evolves in the same vein as the US.

According to CBRE, Australia's commercial real estate remains an attractive asset class for offshore capital, with foreign investors accounting for 33% of all transaction activity in the first half of 2017.

According to the latest research from CBRE, global real estate continues to serve as an attractive asset class for investors, with Asian outbound investment into the sector posting significant year-on-year gains in the first half of 2017.

According to CBRE's Towards 2020: China Investment Strategy report, commercial property transactions in China will grow to RMB 260 billion ($39 billion USD) by 2020, a 45% increase from 2016.

Last Updated July 20, 2017 8:00 AM ET

Middle East and Africa Pacific

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.

The impact of the softening global economy continues to hamper the UAE's office market as redundancies in the oil and gas, finance and banking sectors have stifled demand for office space across the emirates.

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