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RCA Insights: Most Popular of 2016

By on 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 hunting in the U.S. retail market.

Following are the stories that garnered the most interest.

Watch out for new commentaries coming early in 2017 on student housing in the U.S., Chinese development site sales and the implications of rising inflation for CRE. All analyses are driven by RCA’s comprehensive data and analytical tools.

Happy reading.


Q3’16 US Capital Trends: A Mixed Picture (Oct. 21)

Commercial property sales in the U.S. fell 2% YOY in Q3’16, marking the third consecutive quarter of falling transaction volume.  The pace of the slide is moderating, however, as the market had posted a 17% YOY decline in Q1’16. Deal volume improved in Q3’16 relative to a year earlier for the apartment sector, hotels, industrial properties and suburban offices.


Who Is Making the Market? (Oct. 14)

Transaction activity throughout 2016 has been falling relative to 2015 however pricing has held up, and pushed higher in many cases, as there are still active buyers in the market. Consistently since 2014 cross-border investors have been net buyers. These investors were more active in 2015, but they are still the leading net buyer of assets and thus can be seen as making the market.


Following Fed and Election: Where Next for Cap Rates? (Dec. 15)

Despite initial excitement over the very notion that the Federal Reserve was raising interest rates, the market responded in a moderate manner. Little wonder, as the attention is no longer focused on the monetary policy from the Fed but instead on the fiscal policy coming from the incoming Trump administration and Congress. That and whatever happens next on Twitter, of course.



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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.