RCA Insights

Liquidity Grows in US Markets; Europe, APAC Ebb

By on October 2nd, 2019

Liquidity is falling in more commercial real estate markets globally than it is growing for the second quarter in a row, the latest edition of the RCA Capital Liquidity Scores shows. The scores at midyear 2019 show a sharp division in the geographical distribution of the trend, however.

In the U.S., liquidity levels have grown due to elevated volumes through midyear and an increase in the buyer count. This trend is marked in the smaller markets, where increased interest from the major market makers and cross-border players has driven up liquidity.

In Europe, by contrast, the market has slowed in the first half of 2019 in response to political concerns, Germany’s lackluster economic growth and high prices in some core markets. Central London’s liquidity score dropped to the lowest level since 2009. In Asia Pacific, liquidity in Hong Kong, Australia’s core markets and all Japanese markets except Osaka declined.

1910 Liquidity dotplot RCA-01

If you are a Real Capital Analytics client you can access the latest RCA Capital Liquidity Scores report and data file on the RCA websiteReaders who aren’t yet RCA clients can learn more about the advantages of RCA data, tools and reports by contacting us

Also on RCA Insights:

Chart: Global Cities Biggest Price Gainers at Midyear

Deal Activity in Europe Slips in Q2 2019; UK Slides

Tom Leahy

Tom Leahy

Senior Director, EMEA Analytics

Tom Leahy joined RCA in 2014. In his role as Senior Director for the EMEA region, Tom is responsible for the development and expansion of the market analytics service for RCA’s European clients.

Prior to joining RCA, Tom was an Associate Director and then Head of Research at UK-based property consultancy, Lambert Smith Hampton. He started his career as an analyst at research consultancy Property Market Analysis (PMA).