RCA Insights

US Q1 Deal Volume Rises But March Activity Tumbles

By on April 22nd, 2020

U.S. commercial real estate transaction volume increased in the first quarter compared with a year earlier despite a tumble in activity for March, the latest edition of US Capital Trends shows.

Total sales of commercial properties in Q1 2020 rose 11% year-over-year, aided by entity-level transactions including two multibillion-dollar deals in the industrial sector.

In March, deal activity for each property type dropped at a double-digit rate as the financial and economic implications of the COVID-19 pandemic started to unfold.

Also in this report:

  • The outlook for cap rates across the major property types
  • The momentum of construction starts across U.S. markets
  • The top brokers and top deals of Q1 2020

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