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India's Office Market Hits 500 Million Square Foot Mark

India's Office Market Hits 500 Million Square Foot Mark

According to CBRE India's latest India Office MarketView Report Q4 2016, India's office market witnessed an all time high annual absorption of over 43 million square feet in 2016 Read More »


Japan's Office Market to Reach a Tipping Point in 2017

Japan's Office Market to Reach a Tipping Point in 2017

According to global real estate consultant CBRE, Japan's office leasing and investment markets will likely reach a turning point in the cycle in 2017. Read More »

Commercial Mortgage Originators Expect Strong, Steady Market in 2017

Commercial Mortgage Originators Expect Strong, Steady Market in 2017

U.S. commercial and multifamily mortgage lending is expected to increase in 2017, as lenders' appetites to place new loans and borrowers' to borrow remain strong. Read More »

Trump, Republican-Controlled Congress to Boost U.S. Commercial Markets in 2017

Trump, Republican-Controlled Congress to Boost U.S. Commercial Markets in 2017

According to global commercial real estate consultant Cushman & Wakefield's latest U.S. Macro Forecast; following a turbulent year in 2016, the U.S. economy and commercial property markets are positioned to perform well in 2017. Read More »


Commercial Property Spotlight

Vertropolis Towers - (Riyadh, Saudi Arabia)

Vertropolis Towers - (Riyadh, Saudi Arabia)

Like a bouquet of colorful flowers blossoming among the desert dunes, the three towers of the Vertropolis complex reach toward the Riyadh sky. Read More »


Regional Commercial Real Estate News

Last Updated January 13, 2017 10:15 AM ET

North America

The outlook in 2017 for U.S. commercial real estate capital markets continues to be favorable.

U.S. commercial and multifamily mortgage lending is expected to increase in 2017, as lenders' appetites to place new loans and borrowers' to borrow remain strong.

According to global commercial real estate consultant Cushman & Wakefield's latest U.S. Macro Forecast; following a turbulent year in 2016, the U.S. economy and commercial property markets are positioned to perform well in 2017.

The commercial real estate market in Southern Nevada ended 2016 on an upswing, with positive momentum in the office, industrial and retail markets.

After coming off a modest increase after two consecutive months of contraction, the U.S. focused Architecture Billings Index (ABI) recorded another small increase in demand for design services.

Holiday season sales beget returns, but e-commerce sales more so says a new report by CBRE Group, Inc. Retailers' processes for handling online returns, called reverse logistics, have added importance.

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 January 17, 2017 8:00 AM ET

Europe

The owners of London's iconic Burlington Arcade, Thor Equities and Meyer Bergman, have announced plans to sell the renowned global luxury retail destination, and have selected global property advisor CBRE to market the property.

According to analysis from Knight Frank, competition for office assets in Madrid Spain is pushing yields to record low levels. Over €1.1 billion ($1.15b USD) has been invested in Madrid in the first nine months of the year, with Knight Frank predicting investment in 2016 could total €2 billion ($2.1b USD)

According to JLL, the vacancy rate in main Moscow high-street corridors dropped by 2.8 pp to 10.2% in Q3 2016. Myasnitskaya Street and Patriarshie Prudy stayed at the top.

According to Knight Frank's Q3 Paris Office Market Outlook Report, office take-up in Paris is expected to exceed the long term average as occupier activity remains strong despite Brexit uncertainty.

Irish real estate firms like JLL broadly welcome the business and property-related measures announced in Ireland's budget this past week.

According to the latest Skyscraper Index from Knight Frank, office rents in London's skyscrapers remain at record levels despite uncertainty caused by the EU Referendum.

Last Updated January 17, 2017 9:03 AM ET

Asia Pacific

According to CBRE India's latest India Office MarketView Report Q4 2016, India's office market witnessed an all time high annual absorption of over 43 million square feet in 2016

According to global real estate consultant CBRE, Japan's office leasing and investment markets will likely reach a turning point in the cycle in 2017.

According to JLL's Year-end Hong Kong Property Review 2016 published this week, the launch of Shenzhen-Hong Kong Stock Connect is expected to further support demand from PRC financial services firms in Central Hong Kong.

China's new Shanghai Tower was just named the "Best Tall Building Worldwide" by the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) this past week.

According to CBRE's Q3 2016 MarketView data for the Asia Pacific region, overall property investment turnover during Q3 picked up slightly with an increase in transaction volume of 5.6% quarter-on-quarter to $24.6 billion.

This past week China's economy posted 6.7% y-o-y GDP growth in Q3 2016, on par with H1 2016 levels.

Last Updated September 7, 2016 9:00 AM ET

Middle East and Africa Pacific

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.

According to a new report from Transwestern, the Greater Boston office market -- which had a slow start to the year -- closed the second quarter in positive territory.

According to Cluttons, office rents in Dubai's prime free zones held firm during the first quarter of 2016, as occupancy levels remained high in core areas such as Dubai International Financial Centre, Dubai Media City and Dubai Knowledge Village.

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