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Yield Spreads Are Main Focus of Asia Pacific Property Investors

Yield Spreads Are Main Focus of Asia Pacific Property Investors

CBRE is reporting that investors in Asia Pacific real estate in 2017 remain heavily focused on yield spreads when seeking assets as investment intentions, and are moving further away from capital appreciation strategies. Read More »


Commercial, Multifamily Mortgage Debt in U.S. Tops $3 Trillion

Commercial, Multifamily Mortgage Debt in U.S. Tops $3 Trillion

According to the Mortgage Bankers Association, the total commercial/multifamily debt outstanding in the U.S. rose to $3.01 trillion at the end of the first quarter of 2017, the first time it has broken the $3 trillion mark. Read More »

Technology Now Used to Enhance Employee Office Experiences Worldwide

Technology Now Used to Enhance Employee Office Experiences Worldwide

Amidst rising occupancy costs, companies are tasked with creating a user experience, in part through technology, that makes employees more efficient and effective, and that makes the office the preferred place to work. Read More »

U.S. Needs 4.6 Million New Apartments by 2030

U.S. Needs 4.6 Million New Apartments by 2030

Delayed marriages, an aging population and international immigration are increasing a pressing need for new apartments in the U.S., to the tune of 4.6 million by 2030. Read More »


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Art-Topia - (Qingdao, China)

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Last Updated June 15, 2017 9:00 AM ET

North America

According to the Mortgage Bankers Association, the total commercial/multifamily debt outstanding in the U.S. rose to $3.01 trillion at the end of the first quarter of 2017, the first time it has broken the $3 trillion mark.

Amidst rising occupancy costs, companies are tasked with creating a user experience, in part through technology, that makes employees more efficient and effective, and that makes the office the preferred place to work.

Delayed marriages, an aging population and international immigration are increasing a pressing need for new apartments in the U.S., to the tune of 4.6 million by 2030.

Investor appetite for seniors housing & care real estate continues to grow, with the majority of investors who specialize in the sector planning to increase the size of their portfolios in 2017.

According to the Mortgage Bankers Association's latest Commercial/Multifamily Delinquency Report, delinquency rates for commercial and multifamily mortgage loans in the U.S. were flat or decreased in the first quarter of 2017.

The MPI index dropped seven points to 48 in the first quarter of 2017. The MPI has not had a reading of under 50 since the fourth quarter of 2011.

Last Updated May 3, 2016 9:01 AM ET

Latin America

A vast majority of real estate investors intend to increase their property acquisitions in 2016.

London's West End is the world's most expensive office market for the third consecutive year, retaining its title ahead of runner-up Hong Kong.

The property division of Carrefour Argentina has opened Terrazas de Mayo, a new shopping centre valued at $29 million,

Money will continue to flow into real estate from across the capital markets worldwide, but investors should be increasingly concerned about getting caught late in the cycle

Fundamentals are improving across many office markets in The Americas, Asia Pacific and Europe as we head into 2015.

Puerto Rico's commercial real estate market continues to go through a bumpy recovery in 2014.

Last Updated June 9, 2017 1:00 PM ET

Europe

On the heels of a failed snap election in an effort to build a bigger majority and a personal mandate, Theresa May, the British Prime Minister, now faces the though job of trying to forge a coalition deal to stay in power.

According to JLL, office completions in Moscow in Q1 2017 dropped to 21,143 square meters, 63% down Year-over-year. The delivery of 63,000 square meters of future office space was postponed.

According to international property consultant JLL, with no new shopping centres delivered to the market in Q1 2017, the vacancy rate in existing retail properties in Moscow declined from 7.5% to 7.2%.

A government-led delegation of UK investors and developers are set to visit the Middle East to strike deals with investors as they continue to plough their wealth into the UK post-Brexit.

According to global real estate advisory firm JLL, the amount of office space that has been occupied in Dublin in q1 of 2017 has totaled close to 550,000 sq. ft across a total of 40 deals. This is a steady level of take-up, and compared to the same period last year is up 11%.

According to JLL, just over $500 million of Irish property has traded in the first 3 months of 2017. Volumes were boosted by a few large transactions, with one deal greater than $106 million.

Last Updated June 23, 2017 9:00 AM ET

Asia Pacific

CBRE is reporting that investors in Asia Pacific real estate in 2017 remain heavily focused on yield spreads when seeking assets as investment intentions, and are moving further away from capital appreciation strategies.

According to CBRE Research's latest annual Global Prime Office Occupancy Costs report, Hong Kong (Central) and London's West End topped the list of prime office occupancy costs again.

The recent Belt & Road (B&R) Forum for International Cooperation held in Beijing was attended by numerous international leaders and organizations and discussed topics including currency swaps, policy, infrastructure and trade.

This week the South Korean National Election Commission announced that Democratic Party candidate Moon Jae-in had been elected as the new President.

According to JLL's newly released report titled Financing China's Real Estate: Pragmatism and Creativity Will Prevail, China's rapid-developing real estate finance sector stands at a crossroads.

Developers completed more retail centers across the globe last year than in 2015, but momentum appeared to wane in many countries.

Last Updated April 3, 2017 10:00 AM ET

Middle East and Africa Pacific

A slowing rate of decline across all sectors of the Dubai real estate market suggests increasing stability and the expectation of the market 'bottoming out' before the end of 2017, but the planned introduction of VAT on January 1, 2018 is already causing nervousness amongst existing commercial tenants.

According to international real estate consultant Cluttons, the global economic anxiety and growth slowdown across regional markets has played a significant role in the decreased demand for industrial real estate in Dubai.

According to CBRE Group, Middle East investment in the global commercial real estate sector reached nearly $10 billion in the first half of 2016.

The impact of the softening global economy continues to hamper the UAE's office market as redundancies in the oil and gas, finance and banking sectors have stifled demand for office space across the emirates.

According to international real estate consultancy Cluttons, market demand for office space in Dubai has receded in the past six months.

According to international real estate consultancy Cluttons, demand in Dubai's commercial market remained buoyant in the first six months of 2016.

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