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Q3 2016 Global and Asia Pacific Capital Trends: Global Activity Dips, Some Countries Shine

Simon Mallinson / November 3rd, 2016

Global commercial real estate investment fell 15% year-over-year in Q3’16, the new edition of Global Capital Trends shows. For the first nine months of 2016, total global volume fell 11% versus...

Q3 2016 Europe Capital Trends: A Slowing Core

Tom Leahy / October 27th, 2016

Hurt by Brexit concerns, quarterly volume in the U.K. fell behind German volume for the first time since 2012. While the year-over-year decline looks severe, it should be noted that Q3’15 was the strongest...

Q3 2016 US Capital Trends: A Mixed Picture

Jim Costello / October 21st, 2016

Commercial property sales in the U.S. fell 2% YOY in Q3’16, marking the third consecutive quarter of falling transaction volume, the new edition of US Capital Trends shows. The pace of the slide is...

Who Is Making the Market?

Jim Costello / October 14th, 2016

Transaction activity throughout 2016 has been falling relative to 2015 and preliminary figures suggest lower activity in Q3’16 as well. However pricing has held up, and pushed higher in many cases...

Expo Real 2016 – Three is the New Five

Tom Leahy / October 10th, 2016

After three days at Expo Real in Munich, coalescing the many conversations and diverse views heard there into a coherent narrative is a challenge. The trouble is there were almost as many views...

Presidential Observations from AFIRE 2016 Meeting

Jim Costello / September 19th, 2016

Greece, Puerto Rico, Illinois …Which of these places is not like the other? Trick question, they are all failed states. That opinion at least was the dominant view in presentations and discussion between...

Small Banks, Big Impact

Jim Costello / September 17th, 2016

Regional and Local Banks have accelerated their lending for commercial property over the past year, accounting for 21% of all commercial mortgage originations in H1’16. With this share, these smaller banks...

View From Japan: Fewer Investors Step In, More Investors to Venture Out

Petra Blazkova / September 12th, 2016

At the MIPIM Japan conference in Osaka in early September, the vast majority of exhibitors came from across Japan and just one was from overseas. We are proud to say that visitor was Real Capital Analytics....

No Single Real Estate Cycle in Latin America

Jim Costello / September 8th, 2016

The headlines coming out of Brazil are now about political upheaval rather than Olympic achievements. This political tumult - and recent economic buffeting - may impact the commercial property investment...

How Safe Are Lenders?

Jim Costello / September 2nd, 2016

At the Shanghai Advanced Institute of Finance conference in Beijing this week, Federal Reserve Presidents Eric Rosengren and Charles Evans discussed the Fed’s interest rate policy. President Rosengren...

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