Moderate economic growth with low interest rates, punctuated with bouts of pessimism and volatility are likely to continue in 2016
According to Knight Frank, oil tumbled to its lowest level for nearly 12 years last week, raising the prospect of further falls in fuel prices at the pumps.
According to Knight Frank's latest European Quarterly Report, the European office market recovery has gained traction, on the back of improving corporate sentiment.
Condominium prices will keep seeing sustainable growth in the coming years in Berlin, driven by both growing domestic and foreign buyer demand, mainly in the luxury price tiers.
The recent Volkswagen scandal has now raised concerns and risk exposure to many commercial property investors across Europe.
According to Knight Frank, active investors see Spain as the top investment target in Europe, with Germany following close behind in 2015.
Q2 2015 preliminary data shows global transaction volumes in the second quarter of the year totaled US$161 billion.
According Knight Frank's latest European Quarterly Report, the European commercial property investment market enjoyed a strong start to 2015, with a total of €50.1 billion transacted during Q1, 2015.
European real estate is set to stay firmly in the spotlight for global investors with a resulting two-year window of high activity.
After a number of large-scale malls were delivered to the European market in H2 2014, Russia has now broken France's 43-year reign as Europe's largest shopping centre market.
According to Cushman & Wakefield's European Real Estate Loan Sales Market Report, there was €12.2 billion of closed European commercial real estate loan and real estate owned transactions in Q1 2015.
According to CBRE, Asian investment in European hotels will reach US$22.7 billion in 2015, fueled by the liberalization of domestic controls governing outbound investment.
As real estate remains in high demand as a stable asset class worldwide, European investors are now increasingly turning their attention to castles, farm and manor houses as well as country estates.
Nearly US$3 trillion of the world's private wealth is held in owner-occupied residential properties.
This week Blackstone Real Estate Partners Europe IV announced the acquisition of three assets in Germany for its European logistics company, Logicor.
According to property consultancy Knight Frank, office space in Hong Kong is more than twice as expensive as prime commercial property in any other global city.