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Q2 2016 Global Capital Trends: Activity Declines Across Regions

Simon Mallinson / August 11th, 2016

Global commercial real estate investment volume fell 6% YOY in Q2’16, the latest edition of Global Capital Trends reveals. Regionally, while the U.S. saw some recovery...

Q2 2016 Asia Pacific Capital Trends: Investors Crimp Activity Amid Concerns

Petra Blazkova / August 5th, 2016

RCA's inaugural Asia Pacific Capital Trends report shows that income-producing real estate investment in Asia Pacific declined 39% from a year ago in H1'16. The declines were led by Australia, China and...

Is the Urban Apartment Development Game Over?

Jim Costello / August 4th, 2016

Development site sales are a precursor to construction and they plummeted into H1’16. Real Capital Analytics (RCA) calculates that sales were down 36% YOY in Q2’16. Some have suggested that slowing...

Q2 2016 Europe Capital Trends: Brexit Takes a Toll

Tom Leahy / July 28th, 2016

Concern over Brexit weighed heavily on European investment volume in the first half of 2016, the Q2’16 edition of Europe Capital Trends reveals. European real estate investment declined...

Singapore Asia Square Tower Deal Is the Exception, Not the Rule

Petra Blazkova / July 21st, 2016

Singapore is a wealthy country with an abundance of investment capital and a limited domestic investment universe. As a result, Singapore-based investors are one of the most active sources of outbound...

Mixed Messages at Midyear for Commercial Real Estate

Jim Costello / July 15th, 2016

Preliminary figures suggest that overall deal activity in Q2’16 was down 20% YOY, similar to the declines posted in Q1’16. However, the decline for individual properties was less than half that in...

A Turning Point for Hotels? Not Quite for May ’16

Jim Costello / June 23rd, 2016

Across all commercial property sectors covered by Real Capital Analytics, the hotel sector stands out as the only one posting steady increases in cap rates over the last year. The cap rate trends into...

Macroeconomic Concerns Continue to Hold Back Volume

Jim Costello / June 15th, 2016

Transaction volume fell in May with preliminary figures suggesting a 38% YOY decline in sales. There will be revisions to this data by next week, but likely only on the order of 2% to 3%...

Turning Point in US Deal Volume on the Horizon?

Jim Costello / May 13th, 2016

U.S. deal volume fell again in April, but there are indications that a turning point in the volume slide may be coming. Preliminary figures suggest a 35% YOY decline on sales of $21.7 billion. While the...

US CRE Volume Slides Through Q1 But Pricing Holds Steady

Jim Costello / April 15th, 2016

U.S. commercial property sales fell in the first quarter, with preliminary data showing deal volume came in at $101 billion, down 27% from a year earlier. Despite this fall in volume, pricing is still...

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