RCA Insights

Global Capital Trends 2016 Review: A Year of Firsts

By on February 9th, 2017

Global commercial real estate investments fell 4% YOY in 2016, following record-breaking levels of activity in 2015, the new edition of Global Capital Trends shows. Development site activity grew 22% YOY while income-producing assets dropped 15% YOY.  Despite the fall, it was the third strongest year for total volume since the Global Financial Crisis.

Activity in some markets was hindered and 2016 became a year of firsts. Germany overtook the U.K. as the #1 transactions market in Europe, New York claimed London’s crown as the top destination for cross-border capital, and China became the largest market in Asia Pacific for income-producing assets.

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Simon Mallinson

Executive Managing Director, EMEA & APAC

Based in London, Simon Mallinson joined Real Capital Analytics in January 2013. 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.