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Japan Data Center Market to Enjoy Growth Spike in 2017

Japan Data Center Market to Enjoy Growth Spike in 2017

According to CBRE, demand for data centers in Japan will experience major near-term growth, driven by the growing adoption of cloud computing. Read More »


Global Tectonic Shifts in Logistics Now Being Driven by E-commerce

Global Tectonic Shifts in Logistics Now Being Driven by E-commerce

According to the newly released Last Mile / City Logistics Report from CBRE, the rapid rise of e-commerce has driven the most disruptive movement to the industrial & logistics industry, transforming the way we think about industrial real estate. Read More »

Upbeat Financial Markets May Further Boost Tokyo Office Demand in 2017

Upbeat Financial Markets May Further Boost Tokyo Office Demand in 2017

Global real estate consultant CBRE expects Tokyo Grade A office rents to peak in Q3 2017 before entering a period of gradual correction. Read More »

Japan's Office Market to Reach a Tipping Point in 2017

Japan's Office Market to Reach a Tipping Point in 2017

According to global real estate consultant CBRE, Japan's office leasing and investment markets will likely reach a turning point in the cycle in 2017. Read More »


Global Property Spotlight

Harbor Place at Safety Harbor, The Jewel of Tampa Bay

Harbor Place at Safety Harbor, The Jewel of Tampa Bay

The town of Safety Harbor is a secret little hideaway known as the Jewel of Tampa Bay. Safety Harbor is neighbored by the major city of Clearwater, Florida. Read More »

Last Updated February 22, 2017 8:06 AM ET

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According to Cushman & Wakefield's latest Main Streets Across the World report, Miami's Lincoln Road remained the fourth most expensive retail street in the Americas with average rents of $325 per square foot per year.

According to global hotel consultant STR, Japan's hotel industry has benefited substantially from the devaluation of the Japanese yen.

According to CBRE's Q3 2016 MarketView data for the Asia Pacific region, overall property investment turnover during Q3 picked up slightly with an increase in transaction volume of 5.6% quarter-on-quarter to $24.6 billion.

A newly launched index that derives the price of prime residential and commercial development land in 13 major cities across Asia, saw mixed results in the first half of 2016.

Chinese investors dominated Asian outbound investment in the first half of 2016, accounting for 60%, or $16.1 billion, of total investment.

During Q2 2016, new supply of large multi-tenant (LMT) logistics properties in the Greater Tokyo area totaled 135,000 tsubo across seven new facilities, a volume record second to Q4 2015.

Hong Kong has become the world's highest-priced office market as Asia continued to dominate the list of the world's most expensive office locations, accounting for seven of the top ten markets.

According to CBRE's second-edition of Four Quadrants Asia Pacific, as several interest rate cuts were recorded across the region, debt financing turned more active while the equity funding market slowed down.

Voracious global demand for e-commerce fulfillment centers and distribution centers fueled a 2.8 percent year-over-year increase in prime logistics rents globally.

Total commercial property investment turnover in Asia Pacific in the first quarter of 2016 declined by 36% quarter-on-quarter.

According to the latest Skyscraper Index from Knight Frank, office rents in London's skyscrapers are rising faster than those in any other global city.

2015 recorded strong activity by institutional real estate funds' disposal of significant property holdings throughout the entire Asia-Pacific region.

According to CBRE, Tokyo's office market inventory has further tightened in February, while both Osaka and Nagoya markets uptick slightly.

Retailers are expanding their networks of stores internationally this year despite the presumed headwind of online shopping.

According to CBRE Tokyo Retail Services, Tokyo retailers enjoyed a strong uplift in sales thanks to the growth of inbound tourism demand during the fourth quarter of 2015.

Last Friday the Bank of Japan (BoJ) announced the implementation of a negative interest rate policy, whereby it would charge a 0.1% interest rate on commercial banks' deposits with the BoJ.

Industrial and supply chain real estate occupiers and investors alike experienced a record-breaking year in 2015 and should expect this trend to continue well into 2016.

Innovation, liveability and the capacity to reinvent characterize the most dynamic cities in their third annual City Momentum Index (CMI).


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