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As Overseas Investment Surges, China Outbound Capital Rules Cause Concern

Petra Blazkova / January 17th, 2017

Speculation about new capital control rules squeezing the pipeline of Chinese outbound capital is causing some concern among market participants both in China and internationally. For the moment…

Cautious Optimism Among CMBS Survivors: Takeaways From CREFC

Jim Costello / January 12th, 2017

I attended the CREFC meeting in Miami Beach this week and the watchword was uncertainty. Lenders and investors hate uncertainty, but despite this theme dominating, few people I talked with expressed fears...

RCA Insights: Most Popular of 2016

Simon Mallinson / January 6th, 2017

Since Real Capital Analytics introduced the RCA Insights blog in 2016 our expert authors have covered a diverse range of commercial real estate topics, from cross-border capital out of South Korea to bargain...

Nov 2016 US Capital Trends: Drumbeat of Declines to Fade

Jim Costello / December 22nd, 2016

Commercial property transactions fell 6% YOY in November, following a 35% YOY decline in October, and unless December posts extraordinary growth, declines are likely for Q4’16 overall. Still, that steady...

Following Fed and Election: Where Next for Cap Rates?

Jim Costello / December 15th, 2016

Despite initial excitement over the very notion that the Federal Reserve was raising interest rates, the market responded in a moderate manner yesterday with minor movement in the 10yr UST. Little wonder,...

Another Record Year for South Korean Overseas Capital?

Petra Blazkova / December 8th, 2016

South Korean overseas real estate investments are on track for a record year in 2016. And, unlike the scandal-afflicted domestic political scene, domestic investment...

Looking for Bargains in the Retail Market

Jim Costello / December 1st, 2016

With cap rates at record lows for most commercial property types, investors are hunting for yield where it can be found. The retail property market has been unloved by many investors with deal activity...

Oct 2016 US Capital Trends: Volume Slides, Megadeals in the Pipeline

Jim Costello / November 17th, 2016

Sales of commercial properties slipped 43% year-over-year in October, the new edition of US Capital Trends shows. For the first 10 months of 2016 total transaction volume is 12% off the levels...

Higher Office Cap Rates off the Beaten Path. So What?

Jim Costello / November 10th, 2016

In the hunt for yield, investors may be tempted to look at the comparatively high cap rates available in secondary and tertiary markets. For many investors though, the path to higher yields...

Q3 2016 Global and Asia Pacific Capital Trends: Global Activity Dips, Some Countries Shine

Simon Mallinson / November 3rd, 2016

Global commercial real estate investment fell 15% year-over-year in Q3’16, the new edition of Global Capital Trends shows. For the first nine months of 2016, total global volume fell 11% versus...

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