RCA Insights

Mixed Picture for Global Real Estate in Q1

By on May 11th, 2018

It was a mixed picture for global commercial real estate at the start of 2018, the latest edition of Global Capital Trends shows. The U.S. market returned to growth and key markets in the Asia Pacific region registered a strong start to the year. Activity in Europe fell after a record fourth-quarter performance.

Overall global activity in Q1’18 grew by 15% compared with Q1’17. Income-producing assets dropped 3% year-over-year versus a 46% year-over-year increase for development sites, which are a key feature of the Asia Pacific commercial real estate market.

The industrial sector has surged globally over the last 12 months through major platform deals involving logistics assets. The sector climbed 44% year-over-year in the first quarter of 2018.

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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.