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RCA Insights: Most Popular of 2017

By on December 22nd, 2017

Over 2017 the expert authors on the Real Capital Analytics Insight blog have covered topics ranging from apartment asking prices in the U.S. to the overseas expansion of South Korean investors, and from measuring market liquidity to London’s Brexit woes.

The following articles are some of the most popular posts of the year.

Watch out for new commentaries coming early in 2018 on investor risk appetite in the U.S. and price returns on Central London assets.

Happy reading.


As Overseas Investment Surges, China Outbound Capital Rules Cause Concern

In January 2017, author Petra Blazkova looked at new capital control measures out of Beijing that caused ripples throughout the global commercial property market. Read more…



How Will the Fed Increase Impact Commercial Real Estate?

Jim Costello in March examined the consequences of Federal Reserve interest rate increases on lenders. The takeaways? Challenges to profitability, for a start. Read more…



Can Value-Add Deals Still Be Found?

U.S. investors are moving up the risk spectrum in search of yield. Elizabeth Szep revealed whether they would find any value-add opportunities there. Read more…



The Role of Brokers

There is no technology in the offing that threatens to replace the role of brokers at the center of commercial real estate universe, Real Capital Analytics Founder and President Bob White wrote in March. Read more…



Los Angeles Overtakes Manhattan as Largest US Market

A preview of the midyear US Capital Trends report revealed that Los Angeles had pushed aside Manhattan to become the #1 commercial real estate market. Read more…



Canadian Investors Become Largest Cross-Border Buyers in US, Report Shows

In August Real Capital Analytics reported that Canadian investors had become the largest cross-border investor group in the U.S. in the first half of 2017, usurping Chinese buyers. Read more…



CRE Price Growth in Global Cities Accelerates in Q2

In September Real Capital Analytics launched its new commercial property price indices (RCA CPPI) covering major property hubs across the Americas, Europe and Asia Pacific. Read more…



RCA Launches Capital Liquidity Scores for Commercial Real Estate

The puzzle of how to measure market liquidity has long challenged investors in commercial real estate. Tom Leahy introduced the RCA Capital Liquidity Scores in November.  Read more…



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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.