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Chart: Global Metros Dominating Country Markets

By on October 16th, 2018

France’s commercial real estate market is not just Paris, but Paris does represent the lion’s share of the country’s commercial property market, at nearly two thirds of total acquisition volume. Seoul is even more dominant, representing a 74% share of the South Korea country market.

The chart below shows the 10 countries which are home to the world’s leading global commercial real estate markets, based on transaction volume for the first six months of 2018. As well as France and Korea, the preeminent metro represents the majority of country transaction volume in Japan, the Netherlands and the U.K.

At the other end of the spectrum are the U.S. and Germany. Berlin comprises just a 14% share of the country market; it is one of seven German A Cities along with Cologne, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Munich and Stuttgart.

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Simon Mallinson

Executive Managing Director, EMEA & APAC

Simon Mallinson joined Real Capital Analytics in January 2013. Based in London, Simon has board level responsibility for EMEA and APAC, with a particular passion for the continued development of RCA’s industry-leading client service and capital markets analytics.

Previously, Simon was Senior Director leading European Research at Invesco Real Estate. Prior to Invesco, Simon held a number of roles with IPD (now part of MSCI) in London and the United States. As Head of US Services, based in Chicago, he established IPD’s first North American office.

Simon is a Board Member of US association NCREIF, a member of RICS and is active across a number of other global real estate associations. He holds degrees from both Leeds and Manchester University, UK. Simon has set foot in 48 U.S. states and is looking for an excuse to visit Maine and Alaska.