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US Market Rebounds to Pre-Pandemic Activity Levels in Q2

By on July 21st, 2021

U.S. commercial real estate sales rebounded in the second quarter of 2021, back to activity levels seen prior to the pandemic, the latest edition of US Capital Trends shows.

Compared with the average deal volume trend for second quarters in 2015 to 2019, activity in the second quarter of 2021 was 14% greater. Compared with the slump seen in Q2 2020, investment activity grew at a triple-digit rate.

In a sign of market strength, it was the sale of individual assets rather than portfolio and entity-level deals which spurred the growth. The dollar level of single property transactions in Q2 2021 was 17% above the trend seen before Covid-19 hit U.S. shores.

Both the industrial and apartment sectors registered the strongest second quarter on record for sales across all deal structures. The hotel sector was boosted by one supersized entity-level deal.

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