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RCA Insights: Most Popular of 2018

By on January 2nd, 2019

There was no shortage of action in global commercial real estate in 2018 and the expert authors at Real Capital Analytics provided key commentaries on what was happening – and why.

The following articles were among the most popular of the past year.

Watch out for new posts coming soon on the top global investors and the shifting tides of Asian cross-border capital.

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Happy 2019.


US Opportunity Zones: A Baseline

In December RCA shone a light on “opportunity zones” in the U.S. The report showed that these areas are not quite the downtrodden swathes that they are perceived to be. The one clear trend that was discernible since the government’s plan was announced: a leap in development site sales in the zones.


Fed Raises Rates Again but Cap Rates Aren’t Budging

All eyes were on the Federal Reserve in 2018 and any evidence that increases in interest rates were moving cap rates. Investors got nervy, but yields? Hardly budged.

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Liquidity Falls in Top Global Markets, RCA Report Shows

In April Tom Leahy wrote about the latest results of RCA’s Capital Liquidity Scores.

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Chart: Price Growth Across US Metros Diverges

For a couple of years commercial real estate prices in U.S. metros followed the same path: upwards, and quickly. This post in October showed how the trends in prices, as measured by the RCA CPPI, are now diverging.

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Asia Pacific Volume Hits High in 2017, Hong Kong Leaps, RCA Report Shows

By the end of 2018 deal volume in Asia Pacific was starting to sag, but at the start of the year activity was rosy thanks in large part to surging deal volume in Hong Kong.

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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.