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Shanghai Overtakes Tokyo As Top Real Estate Investment Destination in Asia Pacific

Shanghai Overtakes Tokyo As Top Real Estate Investment Destination in Asia Pacific

According to JLL, Shanghai became the top city for real estate investment in Asia Pacific in Q4 2016. Thanks to a steady stream of transactions at the end of the year, it ranked number five globally as a real estate investment market in 2016 Read More »


Post Trump Election Victory, U.S. Home Sales Take Off in January

Post Trump Election Victory, U.S. Home Sales Take Off in January

According to the National Association of Realtors (NAR), existing-home sales enjoyed a very fast start in 2017, Read More »

Strong Commercial Real Estate Capital Inflows Limiting Cap Rate Growth in U.S.

Strong Commercial Real Estate Capital Inflows Limiting Cap Rate Growth in U.S.

According to the latest research from CBRE Group, Inc., capitalization rates on U.S. commercial real estate remained largely stable in the second half of 2016, as prices softened slightly. Read More »

Japan Data Center Market to Enjoy Growth Spike in 2017

Japan Data Center Market to Enjoy Growth Spike in 2017

According to CBRE, demand for data centers in Japan will experience major near-term growth, driven by the growing adoption of cloud computing. Read More »


Luxury Property Spotlight

Brand New Residences Bring Modern Luxury Living to Paradise Island Bahamas

Brand New Residences Bring Modern Luxury Living to Paradise Island Bahamas

In the heart of breathtaking Paradise Island adjacent to Nassau, Bahamas, a very rare residential opportunity will soon be available. Opportunities like this are extremely limited on this 685 acre island paradise. Read More »


Last Updated February 23, 2017 9:01 AM ET

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Not only was Super Bowl 51 a big win for Tom Brady and the New England Patriots, it was a big win for the city of Houston itself.

50,047 single- and multi-family residential homes in the U.S. could be damaged with an estimated reconstruction cost value (RCV) of $13.3 billion.

Excessive regulations, rising mortgage interest rates and ongoing home price appreciation pushed housing affordability in the fourth quarter of 2016 to its lowest point since the third quarter of 2008.

According to a new report by JLL Hotels & Hospitality Group, the flurry of hotel mergers and acquisitions seen in 2016, with high-profile deals such as Marriott International's acquisition of Starwood Hotels & Resorts.

Housing starts returned to trend, dropping 2.6 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.246 million units.

The music streaming service will now lease 387,243 square feet of office space at the Class A, 2.3 million-square-foot commercial office building.

Existing-home sales are forecast to expand 1.7 percent in 2017, but a new housing affordability model created jointly by the National Association of Realtors and Realtor.com

The delinquency rate for mortgage loans on one-to-four-unit U.S. residential properties increased to a seasonally adjusted rate of 4.80 percent of all loans outstanding at the end of the fourth quarter of 2016.

More than 33,830 rooms in 199 hotel projects are under contract in the Caribbean and Mexico. The total represents a 4.4% increase in rooms under contract compared with January 2016.

Commercial real estate lending volume in the U.S. finished the year on a strong note as loan closings surged in November and December 2016.

U.S. foreclosure inventory declined by 30 percent and completed foreclosures declined by 40 percent compared with December 2015.

According to Freddie Mac's latest Primary Mortgage Market Survey, the average U.S. mortgage rate stayed within a two basis point range for the third straight week.

According to the latest quarterly Rental Report by Daft.ie, residential rents in Ireland rose nationwide by an average of 13.5% in the year to December 2016.

According to CBRE Group latest Manhattan Retail MarketView for fourth quarter 2016, New York City's retail market has hit a tipping point. Following a tremendous run-up in rents over the past four years, average-asking rents eased in 2016.

According to JLL, 2016 has been another strong year for office demand in Dublin, with 2.7 million square feet of office space occupied in the last 12 months across 232 deals.

With Valentine's Day holiday right around the corner, here are my 2017 picks for the most romantic getaways in the U.S. for you and your loved one.

The world's most dynamic cities in JLL's fourth annual City Momentum Index (CMI) share the ability to embrace technological change, absorb rapid population growth and strengthen global connectivity.

A brisk fourth quarter sales pace pushed available U.S. housing supply to record lows and caused price appreciation to slightly speed up in the final three months of 2016.

2017 started with only the second rise in federal interest rates since 2006 and the start of a new presidential administration that is already showing itself to be very disruptive on many fronts.

According to CoreLogic's latest Home Price Index for December 2016, U.S. home prices are up both year over year and month over month.

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