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Hong Kong World's Leading Skyscraper City; New York Rents Rising Faster

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The Landings - (St. Lucia, West Indies)

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Last Updated April 22, 2015 9:00 AM ET

North America Commercial News

According to CBRE, the U.S. commercial real estate market showed continued strength across all property types in the first quarter of 2015.

According to CBRE Group, at the end of the first quarter 2015, Finance, Law and Tech industries dominated Manhattan's office occupancy.

According to MBA's 2014 Commercial Real Estate/Multifamily Finance Annual Origination Volume Summation, commercial and multifamily mortgage bankers closed $399.8 billion of loans in 2014.

After slipping to 24.9 percent at year-end 2014, the overall office vacancy rate for Northern and Central New Jersey ticked slightly higher to 25.3 percent in the first quarter of 2015.

Commercial real estate lending in the U.S. increased for the fifth consecutive year, as a strong fourth quarter capped expansion across lenders and property types.

According to JLL, despite strong leasing activity in the first quarter of 2015, vacancy rates increased throughout Manhattan.

Owners of office space are continuing to gain negotiation leverage as steady economic growth has pushed office occupancy to all-time highs across the U.S.

Manhattan office leasing totaled 2.25 million square feet during February 2015, 4% higher than the five-year monthly average of 2.18 million sq. ft.

Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) released its annual ranking of top commercial and multifamily mortgage firms by loan originations.Wells Fargo leading the way.

Propensity to rent, improving job economy and new development deliveries in the U.S. combined to drive the largest full-year multifamily investment since 2007.

Total commercial and multifamily debt outstanding in the U.S. stood at $2.64 trillion in the fourth quarter of 2014, an increase of $48.9 billion.

International investment in commercial real estate is dominated by Asian interests in both Canada and the U.S.

JLL now reports that while building revenue and demand for new commercial construction may be rising fast, so are costs.

According to Cushman & Wakefield, the U.S. has overtaken China to become the world's largest real estate investment market.

According to a new report from CBRE Research, lower oil prices will have effects across the Houston commercial real estate market, but fears of broad-based decline are overblown.

According to CBRE Research's annual "How Active are Retailers Globally?" survey, international expansion remains high on the agenda for retailers in 2015, in spite of uncertain economic prospects and cost escalation.

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.

Delinquency rates for commercial and multifamily mortgage loans continued to decline in the fourth quarter of 2014.


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