New York attracted the most commercial real estate investment during the last year.
Total commercial real estate investment in Russia for the first 3 quarters of 2014 reached $3.7 billion.
German investors have pumped over $151 billion into international real estate over the last decade.
European banks and asset management agencies have a gross exposure of $770 billion (€584 billion) to non-core real estate.
'Alternative' non-bank financial institutions continue to take up a more significant share of a diversified mix of active lenders in Europe.
According to CBRE, the first half year results pushed commercial real estate investment volumes in Central & Eastern Europe (CEE) (excluding Russia) to €2.5bn, an increase of 15% on the same period for 2013.
£3.38 billion worth of central London commercial property transactions took place in Q2 2014; this takes total H1 London investment to £7.6 billion.
London's West End remained the world's highest-priced office market, but Asia continued to dominate the world's most expensive office locations.
Paris is the world's hottest global retail market attracting 50 new brands last year, while France is ranked as the leading country for new entrants.
Overseas commercial real estate investors are increasingly being drawn to UK regional cities.
France's consumer spending is expected to increase by 0.6% in Q2.